[OSM-talk] stop deleting abandoned railroads

Russ Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Fri Aug 14 03:39:55 UTC 2015

Serge Wroclawski writes:
 > That is, if I'm on the ground and there's a building, how do I know it's a
 > razed railway?

Tracks buried in the asphalt are usually a good indication. You don't
need to get out your tape measure to see if the cracks are 4' 8.5" apart.
I don't have any pictures of the building, but it's in the description.


Don't believe me? Here's the rails on the other side of the building:


If that's not enough, the presence of buildings with loading doors are
boxcar height and spacing ought to suggest that a railroad went past.

Or how about a spur track? Had to connect to something, right?


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