[Talk-us] Work on Arizona rail lines deleted

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 22:06:06 BST 2012

On 6/19/2012 1:27 PM, Charlotte Wolter wrote:
> Dear US folks,
> 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,
Not sure what you mean by this. The Gallup Subdivision (Belen-East 
Winslow) and Seligman Subdivision (East Winslow-Needles) both operate 
(at least east of Seligman) using centralized traffic control on 2+ main 

 > 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?

I assume you're talking about east of Holbrook. It's hard to tell, but 
looking at http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/137620560/history in 
JOSM before and after changeset 10173363, I see that it's now on the 
south track but had been on the north track.

In that changeset, you deleted one of the ways (a two-node crossover) 
you had previously added: 
and you deleted a node where the siding had joined the north main track: 

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