Neil Young Raised Almost $300,000 Selling His Rare Model Trains

The legendary musician Neil Young has been collecting rare model trains for years, and he recently sold some for a good cause.

By austind03 on December 11, 2017
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Singer Neil Young performs onstage at the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The annual benefit raises critical funds for MusiCares' Emergency Financial Assistance and Addiction Recovery programs.
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Did you know that Neil Young is a model train enthusiast?

According to Billboard, the legendary musician has been collecting rare model trains for years and recently sold some for a good cause.

During a recent auction in Los Angeles, Young sold more than 230 pieces in his collection and raised almost $300,000.

Although there was a focus on his train collection, Young was also selling cars and music memorabilia as well. While one of his cars auctioned for $400,000, a rare piece from his train collection also pulled in $10,000!

A portion of the auction’s proceeds are benefiting the Bridge School in California. His ex-wife, Pegi Young, founded the school as a learning center for children with disabilities.

Neil Young’s son Ben has cerebral Palsy, and Neil started his train collection as part of a bonding experience with him.

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