[OSM-talk] stop deleting abandoned railroads

Richard ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Thu Aug 20 16:02:52 UTC 2015

On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 02:59:34PM +0200, Pieren wrote:

> I got some examples from the net:
> [1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dunstable,_Dismantled_railway_and_National_Cycle_Network_Route_6_-_geograph.org.uk_-_146322.jpg
> where is the railway here ? were are the rails ? why should we keep
> any mention about "rails" when it's a cycleway now ? map what we see,
> the path or track and the cuttings/embankments.

don't care where the rails are but knowing that it used to be
a railway perfectly explains the the characteristic cutting.
Mapping the cutting itself is not quite as good.


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