Sir Rod Stewart treats his train well.
It's well known that the rocker is passionate about his incredibly realistic model railway set, and he's making sure that everything remains pristine while he reportedly moves it 5,000 miles, from Los Angeles to the United Kingdom.
The Sun claimed the 76-year-old hired seven shipping containers to move his 23-foot wide replica of a 1940s United States city.
"It's no secret Rod is mad keen on his model railway," a source told The Sun. "He treats them like the crown jewels."
Another source said, "The kids go to school in the UK and he wants to see them grow up so wants to spend more time here."
Rod's affection for his model railway was chronicled in 2019 by Railway Modeller magazine. His set, which Rod assembled in the attic of his home, took 23 years to complete and includes skyscrapers, bridges, a rush-hour traffic scene, "transition era" facilities for both steam and diesel traction and a power station, the Daily Mail reports.
Rod's move back to the U.K. isn't a total surprise. Last fall he spoke of heading across the pond.
"I am moving my model railroad from America over to here," he said, adding that he and a team would put the set back together once it arrived.