Many things have been blamed for delays, especially those "on the line". If you are looking for a list of standard excuses then you may want to look at Excuses

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Items found 'on the line'

Horses

Although rarer than Cows horses do get onto the tracks. On September 6 2012 a stray horse wandered onto the tracks at Castleton station just as a fast train was approaching. With seconds to spare, the train was brought to a halt just yards from the scared animal. This incident is even rarer as there were pictures taken of the incident.[1]

Items almost 'on the line'

References

  1. Drama as horse wanders on to railway tracks rail.co.uk Oct 1 2012, retrieved Aug 22 2013