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Neil Young is selling his model train collection


Neil Young keeps chugging along, but he'll soon be rocking out without his prize collection of toy trains.

The 72-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who recently released his 38th studio album, "Hitchhiker," is selling more than 230 rare pieces from his vast trove of Lionel trains. (Young is a member of the company's board of directors and is co-owner of seven model train patents.)

Highlights include a Lionel Hudson Factory Prototype locomotive that's expected to fetch $4,000 to $9,000) and a H.O.A.R.D Tour Psychedelic Vanderbilit Hudson model train ($3,000 to $6,000).

The sale is being conducted December 9 by Los Angeles-based Julien's Auctions.

Young is also selling a garage full of classic cars, guitars and recording equipment. A 1954 Cadillac Fleetwood Imperial limousine ($30,000 to $40,000) emblazoned with the crest "Broken Arrow," dates back to the 1967 Buffalo Springfield song named after Young's California ranch. He's also selling a 1941 Chrysler Series 28 Windsor Highlander two-door coupe ($15,000-$20,000).

Guitars up for sale include a 1935 Martin F-7 acoustic ($10,000 to $12,000) and a left-handed 1965 Gibson ES-345 electiric guitar ($3,500 to $5,000).

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