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This page states "railway=abandoned: The course of a former railway which has been abandoned and the track and infrastucture removed. Designation not to be used if the feature has been turned into another use, eg cycleway" Can anyone explain the rationale for this? Tagging both highway=cycleway and railway=abandoned is accurate as the features of an abandoned railway remain (eg cuttings and embankments), it IS still an abandoned railway, it's useful info for cyclists as it tells you a lot about the gradients you might expect, and it's useful for people researching former railways. Surely renderers should be able to handle not plotting it as an abandoned railway on top of the cycleway, if that's really considered to be undesirable for the sake of clarity. Daveemtb 14:33, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Deletion Proposal

Seems to be obsolete, the descriptions are not used on tagwatch.--Jojo4u (talk) 00:03, 6 June 2016 (UTC)