Tag:usage=military

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Description
Specifies that a railway is a military line: tracks for military use, mainly in military areas, munitions storage areas or connections from these to the public railroad network. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Railways
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Status: in use

The tag usage=military is used together with railway=* to map an industrial line: railway tracks for military use, mainly in military areas and munitions storage areas, or connections from these to the public railroad network.

This tag is most often used with railway=rail and railway=narrow_gauge.

See service=* to tag a siding, yard tracks, crossover or overtaking tracks.

Other values of usage=*:

Tag Comment
usage=main Main line, presumably heavy traffic, often double tracked and/or electrified, may be high speed.
usage=branch Branch line, less traffic and lower speed than main lines, often single tracked and/or not electrified, may be constructed to lower specifications than main line. May connect a place to a mainline or serve to connect mainlines, typically a few dozen miles in length.
usage=industrial Tracks in private use that serve only freight transport inside ports, industrial complexes or mining areas, and for connecting these to the public network
usage=test Tracks used for testing of new vehicles or new rail transport technologies.
usage=tourism Tracks for tourists, around museums, historic or "heritage" trains, often only on weekends and holidays and/or seasonally, most preserved railways (railway=preserved and railway:preserved=yes)

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