Accident on the South-side Railroad.
--We learn from the Petersburg Express
that an accident occurred on the South Side Railroad, about three miles from that city, on Saturday morning last, which resulted in serious damage to some of the rolling stock of the company.
At an early hour the regular freight train, with eighteen or twenty cars heavily loaded, left the depot on its upward route.
The morning was very cold and a heavy frost covered the track, so that it was almost impossible for the engine to move the train.
When about three miles from Petersburg
, the water being low in the boiler, the engineer cut lose from the cars and ran his engine further up the road to refill.
It was during this time that the passenger train to Lynchburg
, which usually starts an hour or two after the freight, came up to the spot and ran into she cars which were standing still on the road, badly injuring one of the finest engines of the company, breaking to pieces the express car, and knocking off the bumpers of the entire freight train.
Fortunately no lives were lost, nor even limb injured.