Lego City Cargo Train 60198 set and 60052 (Comparison)

by Last Updated: Jun 14, 2020All Legos

Lego City train sets are popular among children but also teenagers and adults because there is a huge number of things you can do with these models. You can build your own rail exposition with the wide range of rails available (you can check some additional rail tracks sets in my other article about Lego train sets) and you can buy many different train models. These trains can be usually controlled by remote controller and that is why they are so popular.

In this article, I would like to introduce you following two Lego building kits: Lego City Cargo Train 60198 and 60052. Both sets are interesting, but which one is better?

Lego City Cargo Train 60198 Set Review


Lego City Cargo Train Set


The Lego train 60198 is the newer set from these two. It has also much more details, so it is made more for people with the sense for detail. It has over 1,200 pieces and same as the other building kit it is suitable for children among 6 and 12 years. This kit contains crane wagon, container wagon, log wagon, armored track, forklift and much more. You can build a perfect train track with 16 curved rails, 16 straight rails and railroad switch. Except for these parts, minifigures and some other decorations are also part of the set.

For the tech lovers, you can open the locomotive and see the whole engine with all the details. This model is not driven by infrared remote control as the older sets used to be, but it is controlled via Bluetooth device so you can connect the phone to this set and you operate the train via the smartphone – this is nowadays more popular than the infrared controller. This set is not compatible with the older infrared remote control.

Lego City Cargo Train 60052 Set Review


Lego City Cargo Train 60052 Set


Lego train toy 60052 contains 888 pieces and it is mainly for children from six to twelve years. With this set you can build locomotive, cattle wagon, forklift, cable drum wagon and furthermore a truck. Except these trains, it also includes four minifigures and the train tracks so you can build a nice cargo train station where you will be able to use the forklift and a crane with which you can play for long hours. As this one is the older set, it cannot be controlled via Bluetooth by your phone, but you must use the infrared remote control. The train can go seven different speeds.

In my opinion, the Lego train set 60198 is much better than the Lego set 60052. It contains more parts, meaning it is funnier to build and to play with. The train is accompanied by the armored track and forklift so there are much more options how to play with this set. As it is a newer set, it supports the modern-day technologies like your smartphone, so you do not use an old infrared remote controller anymore.

I also want to mention the Lego City Cargo Train 7939 set. It is an older building kit from 2010 in the category of the cargo trains, but it is also a really nice train toy replica. In this building kit you can find train with many wagons and minifigures and it is one of the sets which can be operated by the remote control.

In conclusion, I hope you will be able to choose your favorite train set from the train Lego models reviewed above. I really like the 60198 building kit as you can control it via your phone or tablet and it is much more fun to play with it than with the others.


Author: Andrej

Lego enthusiast, big Lego Technic fan. I have been blogging about Lego since 2017, when I started this blog. When I’m not writing an article for this blog or building a Lego set, I’m probably riding my bike. You can find out more about me here.

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