MAIN TRACK is the track which your train is on.
DIVERGING TRACK is a track which branches off the main track.
BRANCH TRACK is a track which branches off the diverging track.
SIDING TRACK is a track which branches off the branch track.
HEAD is the round disc with colored lights. Some signals have one head, some have two, some three and one signal has four heads. Each head is responsible for protecting one track or route.
To some, signaling is complex and overwhelming. To others, it is easy and intuitive. To most, it is like riding a bicycle – hard at first, but becoming easy with practice. If you lack confidence, do not despair. If you can read and drive a car, you can master railroad signals. Here are two options to consider:
1. Stop your train if a signal is not understood. Take enough time to comprehend the signal and then continue.
2. Do not accept the position of ENGINEER when it is offered.