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Hinton in Summers County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Wreck on the C&O

 
 
"The Wreck on the C&O" & Fatal Run" Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 22, 2014
1. "The Wreck on the C&O" & Fatal Run" Marker
Inscription.  Across Greenbrier River, on October 23, 1890, engineer George Washington Alley (b. July 10, 1860) was scalded to death. Engine No. 134, pulling Fast Flying Virginian from Cincinnati to Washington, hit a boulder on tracks. Lewis Withrow & Robert Foster, firemen, injured. Alley, pinned in cab, died before rescuers & family could free him. Solemnized in verse & song “The Wreck on the C&O” & “Fatal Run.”
 
Erected by Summers County Historical Commission
West Virginia Division of Culture & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 37° 39.015′ N, 80° 52.621′ W. Marker is in Hinton, West Virginia, in Summers County. Marker is on Greenbrier Drive (West Virginia Route 3) 0.4 miles west of Locust Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hinton WV 25951, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Culbertson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hinton (approx. 1.7 miles away);
Wide view of the Wreck on the C&O Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 22, 2014
2. Wide view of the Wreck on the C&O Marker
Lilly Bridge (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pack's Ferry (approx. 3.6 miles away); Big Bend Tunnel (approx. 6 miles away); Brooks Overlook-Welcome (approx. 6.3 miles away); Raleigh County / Summers County (approx. 7.3 miles away); Civil War Camp (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hinton.
 
Regarding Wreck on the C&O. Ernest V. Stoneman-The Wreck Of The C&O:

 
Also see . . .  e-WV | ‘‘The Wreck on the C&O’’. (Submitted on August 29, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Site of the Wreck on the C&O image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 22, 2014
3. Site of the Wreck on the C&O
Looking across the Greenbrier River, the CSX today uses same railroad line which was the site of the 1890 wreck.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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