Tag:railway=roundhouse

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Roundhouse Park August 2017 01.jpg
Description
A characteristic semi-circular or circular building used by railroads to service engines Edit or translate this description.
Group: Railways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on 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.


Photo

Roundhouse with turntable at Amstetten station, Austria

See also