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Public-images-osm logo.svg railway:preserved
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Historical railway. Usually a tourist attraction. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Railways
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Status: in use

The tag railway:preserved=yes is used for a railway running historic trains, usually a tourist attraction. They are usually privately owned, preserved and run for railway heritage and/or profit, not necessarily providing a meaningful public transportation service. Also known as a Heritage railway. See  Heritage railway.

The tag is suggested instead of railway=preserved as running historic trains is not a primary characteristic, and many various railway types (from railway=rail through railway=tram to railway=miniature) may be preserved. Using this key allows these different types of preserved railway to be distinguished.

The old tag railway=preserved is decreasing more and more while railway:preserved=* is increasing.

Evolution-graphs of the both tagging schemes:***/railway/preserved&***/railway:preserved/yes

How to map

Map a linear way along the center of the railway tracks and tag with:

Additional tags - optional

Rarely, railway:preserved=no has been used to specify that a railway is not a heritage or preserved railway.