Glen Cove Tower is the busiest tower on the layout, as every train passes by it. It serves the junction of the "high line" mainline up to Cascade and Pamola, and the "low line" serving Glen Cove, Cape Ann and Davis. To add to the chaos, Kenton Freight Forwarders, the busiest customer on the layout, is served by a spur here shared with the Bolton Shops; so traffic is constant here.
Glen Cove Tower also has the dubious distinction of having the worst record in switching moves. Not a session goes by that a train winds up on the wrong track and has to back up.