I have a quick question I’m pretty sure I know the answer to, but wanted to be sure. In my town (and a neighboring town) there used to be a seldom-used railway line that is being turned into a rail-trail. Construction is nearly done in my town (and was completed in the neighboring town several years ago)… but that corridor is currently labeled as both an abandoned railway line and a footpath.
This seems wrong to me–it’s no longer a railway of any sort, right? An abandoned rail line is tracks rusting in overgrowth, right? Not a paved path through a suburban neighborhood, yeah? I’m leery of deleting the railway line though, as it seems like a major change, so I wanted to ask and be sure of this.
Well, railroad-fans have maintained or established something like a special treatment, they are basically the only ones that are somewhat allowed to store historical data in a non historical map . I’m not a fan of it as well but its fine if its tagged properly as abandoned.