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[openrailwaymap] Harzer Schmalspur Bahn

Rolf Eike Beer eike at
Wed Apr 22 14:17:39 MEST 2015

Am 22.04.2015 14:12, schrieb Philipp Klaus Krause:
> On 22.04.2015 13:46, robert wrote:
>> Dear OpenRailwayMappers,
>> recently I had a look at the marvellous openrailwaymap. I am 
>> astonished by the
>> many different classes for railway lines. Although commuting everyday 
>> by train,
>> I never imagined so many different track types.
>> One thing confused me, maybe you can enlighten me. Why is the 9701
>> "Brockenbahn" running to the top of the highest peak in the Harz 
>> mountains
>> neither "Schmalspur" nor "Museumsbahn" but a "Überleitgleis". Even 
>> more
>> confusing,  at some stations the parallel tracks are tagged as
>> "Schmalspurbahn" (e.g. Schierke).
>> According to the website of the "Harzer Schmalspur Bahnen"
>> the "Brockenbahn" and the "Harzquerbahn" are claimed to be 
>> "Schmalspurbahnen".

> The meaning of railway=preserved and railway=narrow_gauge is better
> represented using railway:preserved=yes and gauge=.

Probably, but railway=narrow_gauge has 25k usages all over the world, so 
this will not go away anytime soon:


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