Virginian in 1912--Three items: Slides, Officials, Slides

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Sat., April 6, 1912

Bad Slides on Virginian
The Virginian Railway has some very bad slides in the Allegheny section and it has become necessary to again detour trains over the Norfolk and Western, from Roanoke to Big Stony Junction. It is expected that it will take nearly two weeks to remove the slides, even with the assistance of steam shovels. Passenger movement on the road has been considerably delayed by the slides, the largest of which came in yesterday morning. The road has had considerable trouble with slides since it opened, as is usual with new roads, and several occasions has had to use the Norfolk and Western tracks, the most notable occurrence being when the Hale Gap tunnel caved in.

Virginian Officials Here
S. M. Adsit, general.passenger agent of the Virginian Railway, E. H. Dirchfield, general agent, with headquarters at Roanoke, and Mr. Baker, of New York, were in the city last night, coming here on the late train. The Virginian official car, Dixie, arrived here on train No. 10 for their use.
[No. 10 was a Welch to Bluefield train.]

A tremendous slide occurred on the Virginian near Ingleside Thursday
A tremendous slide occurred on the [sic, obviously something was omitted in the article] able distance washed out from beneath the tracks, leaving the rails suspended in the air. Passengers from both east and west were transferred, train 13 returning to Roanoke and No.14 turning back at this point for Deepwater.
Gordon Hamilton

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