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Friday, October 22, 2021

Rod Stewart’s railway

Forget recreational drugs, groupies and booze. When he comes off stage there is nothing singer Rod Stewart likes better than to relax over a model railway.

Rod, 66, requests a large table in his dressing room. The global superstar and London-born Scots singer likes to get on with railway modelling building rolling stock and lay outs by hand himself.

Stewart, who originally trained as a professional footballer, owes his singing career to a chance encounter on a railway station.  Legend has it he was drunk on Twickenham station late one night  singing and playing the harmonica. Singer Long John Baldry heard him and recruited him to his band. 

Stewart, who divides his time between homes in Epping and Los Angeles has built models of New York Central and the Pennsylvania railroads of the 1940s.  He has a 139 square metre model railway in the loft of his Beverly Hills home.

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