Detention of Railroad trains, &c.
Lynchburg. Va., Jan. 20.
--No trains have reached here from the West
during the past two days, in consequence of accidents on the roads.
On Saturday night the train, when near Marion
, ran in o a land slide, which so disabled the engine as to render it unable to proceed.
A dispatch was then sent to the Central
depot, distant about sixty miles, for an engine, which was promptly sent forward.
In the meantime a freight engine was procured near the slide, and was attached, to the delayed train, which proceeded eastward, but had not gone over fifteen miles when it came in collision with the engine from the Central
depot, resulting in the partial destruction of both engines, breaking the legs of a soldier on the train, and causing severe injuries to several other persons.
A heavy rain, accompanied with thunder and lightning, prevailed here this evening.