Railway=aboandoned Rendering

I have recently noticed that railway=abandoned does not now seem to be rendered on Mapnik.

By this tag I refer to the situation where the railway is no long in use, the rails have been removed but there is clearly a recognisable feature where the track used to exist.

Is this a recent change and is there an alternative ‘tag’ for this feature?.



See this pull request. I believe that style is used on the main OSM project tileservers.

Yes railway=abandoned is the correct tag for the feature you describe. Please don’t use an alternative tag just for the rendering, that would make the map incorrect.