Talk:Demolished Railway

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Rendering on OpenRailwayMap

How those 4 styles are actually rendered on OpenRailwayMap (I'm presuming that none of them are rendered on the main OSM style, which I think is good). My main interest area is this area in Rio de Janeiro downtown, in which those disused tracks on this landuse=construction area are currently being removed. --Nighto (talk) 16:30, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Looking at the mapstyle of OpenRailwayMap [1] they only seem to support railway=razed. This [2] is how it is rendered. --Cartinus (talk) 05:18, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Hm, that's very nice. Thanks, Cartinus! --Nighto (talk) 11:22, 25 June 2014 (UTC)


See abandoned [3]

A better tagging choice?

This does not match well with the present methods of tagging decaying features e.g. disused:=* abandoned:=*. It would be better to use the tag as razed:railway=track/station etc. This would open the use to other things like buildings/bridges/roads. Warin61 (talk) 23:30, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

Use of Open Historical Map

Where an old historic railway does not exist on the ground it should be removed from OSM. In order to preserve the history of the feature it's data could be placed on Open Historical Map (OHM). So if truly demolished railway things need to be accessed then OHM data should be used. Warin61 (talk) 22:33, 2 January 2018 (UTC)