|railway = yard|
|A rail yard or freight station|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
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The tag railway=yard is mainly used to map a rail yard (aka railway yard or railroad yard), which is a series of rail tracks used for for storing, sorting, or loading and unloading, railroad cars and locomotives.
This tag has also been used for mapping freight-only stations, which are railway stations without passenger traffic where freight trains are loaded or unloaded, and which are often found in a rail yard.
These yards can vary in their size, from small freight stations which are just former passenger stations with a spur track, to huge yards with multiple marshalling tracks, hump yards, container terminals, and locomotive depots which are several kilometers long.