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Folks planning on attending this year’s Folk Festival should keep in mind that a train runs through the waterfront on a daily basis.State Coordinator of Maine Operation Lifesaver, Fred Hirsch, says the tracks will be fenced off except at crossings and the train passing through will be at a reduced speed.But he says fairgoers should still remember some important safety tips.A train can operate at any time on any day, and from either direction.Trains can’t stop quickly. Even the slowest of trains take dozens, even hundreds of feet to stop.Don’t attempt to crawl under a train or cross over between freight cars even if it has stopped.Don’t try to hop on a train for a short ride.Don’t place objects on the tracks.Never walk on the tracks. It’s private property.