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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
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

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

Tags used in combination

See also