Tom Kemp at Genealogy Library News has gathered some stories of people born on trains. Here are some famous, and almost famous, people who came aboard between stations:
- Rudolf Nureyev was born somewhere on the Siberian Railway, as was fellow dancer Tamara Toumanova.
- Professional bowler June Courington came into the world on a train carrying her father's baseball team on a barnstorming tour through the South.
- Marlon Brando's second wife, Maria "Movita" Castaneda, was born aboard a train in Arizona.
- Maria von Trapp of Sound of Music fame was born on a train en route to Vienna.
- Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew was born on a train in the Panama Canal Zone. He was named for Dr. Rodney Cline, a passenger in the whites-only section who assisted in the delivery.
[Hat tip: Genealogy Blog]