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All aboard The Polar Express! Brave imposing mountains, dark forests and barren plains of ice to reach the city at the top of the world with this Polar Express train set from Lionel. Highly detailed and made to look just like the magical train from the book and movie, this Ready-to-Run set has everything you need to get started and features the Disappearing Hobo car as an added bonus! With quick and easy assembly you can focus on having fun and making your Christmas wish come true!

Operating your train is just as easy thanks to the LionChief remote which allows you to control the locomotive and activate the various train sounds, passenger announcements, and movie sound clips! Plus, with the free LionChief app, you have the option of controlling the locomotive via Bluetooth from your smartphone or tablet!

Locomotive Features

  • Electric locomotive controlled by LionChief remote
  • Built-in Bluetooth allows you to control the locomotive via your smartphone or tablet when you download the LionChief app
  • Movie sound clips
  • RailSounds RC sound system with steam chuffing and engine background sounds, whistle, bell and user-activated announcements
  • Operating headlight
  • Puffing smoke unit
  • On/off switches for smoke and sound
  • Operating coupler on rear of tender
  • Powerful maintenance-free motor
  • Die-cast metal locomotive body
  • ETL Listed
  • Made in China

Train Car Features

  • Interior lighting
  • Silhouettes in windows
  • Footprints on snow covered roof
  • Operating couplers
  • Rounded platform on observation car
  • Silhouettes in windows
  • Disappearing Hobo feature on roof of Hobo Car

Track Features

  • FasTrack construction for easy assembly
  • Terminal section connects to AC outlet
  • Train runs off power from track
  • Basic wall-pack power supply
  • O-Gauge

LionChief Remote Features

  • Forward and reverse speed control knob
  • Three buttons for whistle sound, bell and official announcements from The Polar Express movie
  • Requires three "AAA" batteries (not included) Phillips screwdriver required to access battery compartment. (Screwdriver not included)


  • One-year limited warranty provided by Lionel, LLC. For warranty support, please call: 1-800-454-6635.

Check out the Additional Features tab for important information and to see what is included with this Lionel train!

FOR AGES 14 AND UP ONLY - WARNING! Choking Hazard. Small Parts. Not Suitable For Children Under 3 Years Old. As with all electric products, precautions should be observed during handling and use to prevent electric shock.

What's Included

  • Locomotive
  • Tender
  • Two Passenger Cars
  • Observation Car
  • Observation Car Railing
  • Hideaway Hobo Car
  • Hideaway Hobo Car Insert
  • Eight Curved FasTrack Track Sections
  • Two Straight FastTrack Track Sections
  • One Straight FasTrack Terminal Track Section
  • One Straight FasTrack Plug-Expand-Play Power Lock-on Section
  • Smoke Fluid Bottle
  • Five Replacement Light Bulbs
  • Two Traction Tires
  • AC Adapter
  • LionChief Remote
  • Four Movie Character Figures
  • Liquid Smoke with Instructions
  • Owner's Manual
  • Registration Card
  • The Polar Express Decorative Bell


  • Locomotive: 11-3/4"L x 2-1/2"W x 3-1/2"H
  • Total Train: 60-1/2"L x 2-1/2"W x 3-1/2"H
  • Track: 60"L x 40"W (oval)


  • Lubricate the wheels, axles, and linkage regularly to avoid squeaks and wear
  • It is important to keep the track and wheels free from grease and dirt. Wipe them with a soft lint-free cloth whenever they get dirty. This will allow your train set to run more efficiently.
  • Remove all batteries when the train will not be used for an extended period of time.