Wreck on the C&O

Greenbrier Independent
October 30, 1890

Fatal Railroad Accident

On Thursday morning last as the Eastbound Vestibule train was coming round a curve near the mouth of Greenbrier river, a short distance this side of Hinton, it ran upon a rock that had fallen upon the track from an overhanging cliff. The engine, tender, baggage car and postal car were derailed. The engineer, Mr. George W. Alley, of Clifton Forge, Va., had his left arm broken in two places and right leg in one place, besides being terribly scalded. Mr. Alley's injuries proved fatal - he dying about six hours after the accident. Mr. Alley was a son of Capt. L. S. Alley, of Alderson, and was well and favorably known to many of our readers. He was about 30 years of age, and leaves a wife and two or three small children. The fireman, Lewis Withrow, of Hinton, was badly scalded on his arms, neck and side, but not dangerously. None of the passengers were hurt.