At first glance, the IntelliTrain functions much like a regular model train. You use the controller to adjust the train's speed or direction, blow its whistle, or attach another car(if next to one).
Labeled Controller
The movement of a scenery item such as a draw bridge is done by a toggle switch next to it. Rail switches and traffic signals can also be changed in this manner. Switch on Bridge
This, however, is where the similarity ends. More: