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Public-images-osm logo.svg service = yard
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Tracks within railway company operated marshaling yards
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wikipedia:Rail yard

Description from railway=*:

Tracks within railway company operated marshaling yards

Description from service=*:

for tracks within railway company operated (as opposed to separate companies, see 'spur' for this) marshalling yards

ref=<index number of the track>

Some yards have visible index numbers/letters to allow workers to easily identify lines (some yards have dozens of parallel lines, very close together. making this indexing important)

A line within the yard should selected as the "main route", and the service tag should not be applied to it. This is to allow renderers to show the track at a higher zoom, and so that yards which are connected to a main line at both ends may be rendered unbroken[1].