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Darmstadt Frankfurter Straße Wasserturm 1.jpg
Watertower for railways Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Railways
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: in use

Historically, railroads that used steam locomotives required a means of replenishing the locomotive's tenders. Water towers were common along the railroad. The tenders were usually replenished by water cranes, which were fed by a water tower.

Since it is about water tower the tag man_made=water_tower should not be forgotten. (The icon is then drawn as well.)

When the water tower is no longer in use disused:railway=water_tower instead.

How to Map

Set a node node at the center of the feature or draw an area area along its outline.

Tag it with railway=water_tower and man_made=water_tower

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