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Re-live the magic of the Polar Express again and again with the Lionel Polar Express O-Gauge Remote Train Set!

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Nicely detailed

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Sturdy locomotive

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Re-live the magic of the Polar Express again and again with the Lionel Polar Express O-Gauge Remote Train Set! Fitted with the new LionChief Remote Control system by Lionel, engineers young and old have complete control over their Polar Express trains by an easy-to-use remote.

In addition to the famous “All Aboard!” announcement of the Polar Express conductor, you’ll also get a brand new “Tickets Please” announcement that’s only available in the LionChief remote control version of the train set.

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Key Features

Detailed Locomotive

This die-cast metal electric Berkshire-style locomotive boasts an operating headlight, separately-applied metal handrails, a puffing smoke unit, and a Rail Sounds RC sound system.

LionChief Remote Control

The LionChief Remote Control features forward and reverse speed control knob, buttons to activate whistle and bell sounds as well as "All aboard the Polar Express!" and "Tickets Please!" announcements.

Even More Fun

The set includes 4 character figures from the movie, and passenger cars include interior lighting, silhouettes in the window, rounded observation platform, and decorated drumhead on observation car.

Track Layout

The set provides 8 pieces of O36 curved FasTrack, 1 piece of straight FasTrack, and 1 straight terminal section - enough track to create a 40" x 50" layout.

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What's in the Box

  • 2-8-4 Berkshire-style locomotive and tender
  • 2 coach cars and 1 observation car
  • Polar Express decorative bell
  • 4 Polar Express character figures
  • 8 curved O36 FasTrack sections, 1 straight track section, and 1 terminal wall pack section
  • LionChief Remote Control
  • Wall pack power supply
  • (Remote control batteries not included)
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Warning

Choking Hazard -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What improvements / changes have been made for the 2014?

    Looking at Lionels catalog, it looks like the 14' version has a ton more detail across the entire train/cars.

  • What's the difference between this train and the other train listed for $1 more? They are both polar express o-Gauge.

    The newer version does not have the add-on piping (wire) that runs down both mid-sides of the locomotive boiler. The new version appears to have that detail molded or cast in to the diecast shell. Although, IMO the older "wire" version "looks" better, the wire stanchions that held the wire away from the loco's shell often broke. So the newer molded in version is probably a better and more practical design especially if handled by children. Although the newer version can operate simultaneously with the other newly released Lionel LIONCHIEF remote controlled locomotives, I'm unsure if it can simultaneously run with other conventionally/transformer controlled (Fwd/Neutral/Rev) locomotives. As noted by others, this new version INCLUDES sounds, engine chuff, steam whistle (much better than the old air whistle) and conductor dialogue clips taken from the Polar Exp movie ("All aboooaaard! This is the Polar Express" and "Tickets, tickets please"). This is a great feature and value because on the older/original non-remote version required you to buy a separate tender and conductor announcement car that cost an additional $160 combined.

  • Struggles at low speeds while taking a corner? Is this normal at an estimated 1/4 turn on the speed dial?

    Yes this is normal. The train is only I propelled by the locomotive in front and when turning the corners it takes extra effort to pull all the cars attached to the train in whole.

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