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Public-images-osm logo.svg railway = roundhouse
Roundhouse Park August 2017 01.jpg
A characteristic semi-circular or circular building used by railroads to service engines Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: railways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: in use

A tag for  rail roundhouses. A characteristic semi-circular or circular[1] building used by railroads to service engines. They are a relic from the steam age, and only generally exist as museum pieces. They may well be in common use in countries that have not moved to electric/diesel powered locomotives, such as South America, Africa and parts of South Asia.

How to map

Draw an area area around the grounds, add the railway=roundhouse tag. Also, add building=roundhouse on the building itself.

Disused roundhouses

Add disused:railway=roundhouse.


Roundhouse with turntable at Amstetten station, Austria

See also