Train hit something near Narborough

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Badger

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Hi,
I was just on the 18:22 Birmingham to Stanstead XC service. Around Narborough, the driver blew his horn as we hit something quite hard.

We stopped shortly after (although I was surprised how long it took to stop - a good minute or two; we were clearly decelerating. Just goes to show how much it takes to stop a train at full speed.)

The driver got out and checked something for a bit, then came back in and continued to Leicester.

Does anybody know what happened?

Also I apologise if this sort of thread is not allowed, I appreciate it could be sensitive info, will edit it ASAP if that is the case.
 
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I would imagine an animal, If it was a person he would have stayed where he stopped. If it was not a living thing there would be no point blowing the horn at it!
 

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Yes, 1822.

If it was a person he would have stayed where he stopped.
That's good to hear.

I was in the sideways seats with my back against the driver's wall/door, so felt everything. Done my back in too. Won't sit like that again!

Between that and someone setting stink bombs off on an already typically smelly pendy, pretty bad day.
 
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GadgetMan

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There were earlier reports of youths trespassing between Narborough and Hinckley. Apparently there's a fun fair in the vicinity, perhaps the traveller kids are looking for a passtime and placing objects on the line.

Or it could be an animal as suggested earlier.
 
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