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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Neil Young Auctioning His Model Train Collection



The recent news that Neil Young is auctioning off his model train collection has brought back many memories.

Here's a video from the mid-1990's of Neil Young filmed at his California ranch and around his train layout with his family, Pegi, Ben and Amber.

The segment was broadcast on the Nickelodeon Network and hosted by Linda Ellerbee.

More on Neil Young's Model Train Collection:

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Neil Young and Lionel Trains
Classic Toy Trains - March 1993

More on the Neil Young and the Greendale Lionel train set controversy on the O-Guage Railroad discussion list.

Also see more on Lionel trains and Neil Young in book excerpts from Legendary Lionel Trains by John A. Grams, Terry D. Thompson

Also, see Neil Young and Trains | Classic Toy Trains - Jan. 1996.

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11 Comments:

At 11/09/2017 08:40:00 PM, Blogger T-BONE TALKER said...

hes a little old to be playing with trains anyways --- we all had lionel trains back in the fifties --- I think I traded mine for herbs ???

 
At 11/10/2017 01:25:00 AM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

This suggests that he's selling the entire collection, which is not the case; as the Julien's announcement said, it's 200-plus items from among a "vast collection." (The same goes for the guitars and cars being sold, just a portion of his overall holdings.)

 
At 11/10/2017 11:52:00 AM, Blogger Art Carey said...

I guess someone told him to "get this shit out of here or Spooner will take it to the dump."

 
At 11/10/2017 04:46:00 PM, Blogger T-BONE TALKER said...

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At 11/10/2017 11:10:00 PM, Blogger Art Carey said...

just a joke — no idea RE what’s up

 
At 11/11/2017 11:05:00 AM, Blogger rightwing said...

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At 11/11/2017 11:14:00 AM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

@ rightwing - Train of love, indeed.

 
At 11/11/2017 12:29:00 PM, Blogger rightwing said...

Thank You, Thrasher, for posting a wonderful video. It's the first time in months, maybe years, that I've been exposed to anything appealing (excluding The Hitchhiker) with regards to Neil. Hope still draws me here, though.

 
At 11/11/2017 03:51:00 PM, Blogger T-BONE TALKER said...

" I hear that train a comin , its rollin round the bend , and I aint seen the sunshine since I don't know when , i'm stuck in Greendale prison , and time keeps draggin on " ... 1967 n. yung , redwood-hollywood music , bni/asscap

 
At 11/11/2017 04:27:00 PM, Blogger TopangaDaze said...

This video gets me every time on multiple levels. It's the definition of HUMANITY, whether you're a rock star, the wife of one, a daughter or someone a little different, we all have things to share and enjoy, and we all have problems, some that are hidden and others that are on display..

For some reason this video always leads me to "Already One":

"What can I do, what can I say?
Running down
this suspicious highway
I can't forget
how love let me down
And when we meet
it still gets in my way.

But we're already one
Already one
Now only time can come between us
'Cause we're already one
Our little son won't let us forget.
Your laughing eyes,
your crazy smile
Every time I look in his face
I can't believe
how love lasts a while
And looks like
"forever" in the first place.

But we're already one
Already one
Now only time can come between us
'Cause we're already one
Our little son won't let us forget.

In my new life I'm travelin' light
Eyes wide open for the next move
I can't go wrong 'til I get right
But I'm not fallin' back in the same groove.

But we're already one
Already one
Now only time can come between us
'Cause we're already one
Our little son won't let us forget"

This song struck me deeply when I first heard it in '78 and it has only grown over time for me in significance and emotional impact. Beautiful, sad, optimistic, vulnerable, wistful, determined, HONEST and HUMAN. At least to me, and in many ways this song has always best represented what Neil's life and music has always been about, through the highs and lows, the public and the private person and persona. The simple joys of love and family, and the temporary and permanent scars they can leave us with, but still we must move forward looking for that next move...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K_joC3TkBs

"Take my advice
don't listen to me"

 
At 11/11/2017 04:55:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

@ Topanga D - thanks. and we're taking your advice here. We'll post "Already One" after Neil's birthday tomorrow.

"Already One".

"Already Great"

Already, indeed.

 

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