Eggleston Tunnel Collapse, 1901

No trains will run through between this city and Radford before Wednesday afternoon, and possibly not for several days later, though an attempt will be made to transfer passengers and mail from Nos 4 and 15 this morning. The bridge at Pearisburg has been repaired and is now perfectly safe, and the only obstruction now is at Eggleston tunnel. Here the whole top has fallen in, and it has more the appearance of a cut than a tunnel. A large force of men is at work at either end, and it is estimated that if everything goes well the road should be clear by Wednesday afternoon. However, it is said that as fast as one load of dirt is removed another slides down to take its place, which renders all estimates mere guesswork.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 23 April 1901

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