[Talk-us] Work on Arizona rail lines deleted

Alan Mintz Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.Net
Tue Jun 19 21:48:24 BST 2012

At 2012-06-19 10:27, Charlotte Wolter wrote:
>         I did a lot of work on the railroad that parallels I-40 across 
> Arizona, from Gallup, N.M., to Flagstaff, Ariz.  There are two parallel 
> tracks with different names, but OSM had only one of those tracks. I 
> added the second rail way and numerous side tracks, following the Bing 
> imagery. It was hours and hours of work.
>         Now someone has deleted most of the second line without 
> contacting me or discussing the issue on the mail list. Anyone know 
> anything about this?

Can you be more specific? The places I looked had your rail and another 
unnamed one.

BTW, if I don't have the names, or don't care to name them separately, I 
add tracks=n (where n is the number of tracks) to a single way to indicate 
multiple parallel tracks, and position the way in the middle.

Same applies to yards if I don't feel like drawing umpteen parallel ways. I 
run a single way roughly through the middle and add tracks=a;b;c, where a 
in the number of tracks going into the yard, b is the maximum number of 
tracks wide in the yard, and c is the number of tracks going back out (in 
the direction of the way). I then use a landuse=railway closed way to 
surround the yard.

Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.net>

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