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The Lionel LionChief App lets you control Lionel LionChief and LionChief Plus locomotives from your iOS device. Select between multiple available locomotives via icons matching the appearance of each unique engine. Once selected, the app provides all the features of the Lionel LionChief hardware remote control and adds additional features including individual volume controls, pitch customization of bell and whistle, remote smoke on/off, speed limit, momentum and more. Also controls accessories such as an announcement coach and powered or un-powered B-units.

What's New

Version 1.1.6

Adds new locomotive images.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings

Needs improvement

One major bug is I can’t disconnect my iPhone 7 from the train. When I go into settings it shows that no train is connected when obviously i am connected considering I’m controlling the train. So when I want to go from Bluetooth to controller I have to close the app. Also I wish the app saved your prior settings including volume, speed control, etc.

It shows how little money Lionel wants to spend since the last update was 5 months. Come on guys, it’s almost 2018.


This App Cannot connect To Polar Express toy train :-/

So The app doesn’t program well for the Polar Express train #1225. Ever since last Christmas, my little brother and I tried to automatically connect this for several times with Bluetooth and it still not works. Please try to determine whatever issue it is and then fix this problem.

alaska forever

Blue tooth with gold train

Didn’t like downloading the iPhone app to my iPad Pro w/iOS 11, however, it works well. Especially like putting a speed limit on my 5yr grand son. :-).


Lionel, LLC
30.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Lionel, LLC


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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