The Central Exchange of The Upstairs Train
All routes pass through the Central Exchange.
Click here to see the lower loop.
Looking down from above, you can see the four lines that come into the Central Exchange, three from the right and one from above.  From the bottom, these lines are as follows:

1. The Yellow Spur from the
Northeast Corner and Union Station
2. The Red Downslope from the
Upper Loop
3. The Green Line of the
Lower Loop (the train between them is on a siding)
4. The Red Line of the
Lower Loop

At the top left, you see the two lines that leave the Central Exchange, from the left:

1. The Red upslope to the
Upper Loop
2. The entrance to the
Lower Loop
Click here to see the lower loop.
This panoramic view puts it in context.
Click here to see the Northerast Corner.
These are the three lines that come in from the right, plus the siding with the #372 Union Pacific GP-7 and its work train.
Click here to see all the engines.
The 5670TRH New Haven Clipper is coming in on the Red Line, passing the log train on the Green Line and Union Pacific work train on the siding.
Three trains wait their turn to enter the Central Exchange.  They must wait for the semaphore to turn green, indicating the track ahead is clear.  The semaphores were a later addition to The Upstairs Train; click the picture to go to the Lessons Learned page to read the details of how semaphores control railroad traffic (in addition to other things).
Click here to see all the towers.
Driving into town from the Southeast.

Click here to take an imaginary drive through town in  an S-Scale car.
The orange grove and aircraft beacon at the bend off the Red Upslope.
Continue the Grand Tour:      the Northeast Corner          The upper loop           the Lower Loop
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