Baby Boy in Turkey Named Railroad

From a short article printed in several newspapers in mid-1929:

This Anatolian city [Konya] wins the prize for “modernization” with the recent bestowal upon a boy of the name of “Railroad.” He was born on a train.

I wish they’d given the actual name–whatever the Turkish word for “railroad” is. (The internet is telling me the word is demiryolu.)

Source: “The Globe Trotter.” Evening Tribune 7 Jul. 1929: 6.


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