Tag:railway=preserved

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Description
Historical railway. Usually a tourist attraction. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Railways
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Status: in use

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. See Heritage railway.

Tags Usually Used Together with This Tag

Alternatives to railway=preserved

railway=preserved is not liked by the people who maintain "OpenRailwayMap" (see protocol of second OpenRailwayMap meeting). This tag collides with other railway=* tags. For example, it is not possible to tag a preserved railway line as a narrow gauge line (railway=narrow_gauge) or funicular (railway=funicular). That's why they suggest to use railway:preserved=yes instead, since early 2015

As of mid-2019, railway=preserved is still twice as common as railway:preserved=*, but the latter tag is increasing faster.

Examples

(Older tag "preserved_rail" was deprecated and it was changed to "preserved" as "rail" is redundant).