The second way of changing switches is the manual way. Firstly, exit the locomotive and walk to the switch which appears as shown in the image on the right. By left clicking on the switch, the switch will visibly change and so will the junction.
The second aspect of switching covered in this tutorial is coupling and de-coupling freight wagons. In order to couple to a freight wagon, travel towards it at a slow speed (no greater than 3 mph or 5 km/h). As you approach the freight wagon, slow down. When the train reaches the freight wagon it will automatically attach to it.
In order to decouple from a freight wagon, exit the locomotive and walk to the coupling point. On the back of the train as shown in the image to the right, there will be a yellow handle. Left click on this handle to decouple the freight wagons.
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