May 26, 2018
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Man rides from Rockland to Bath atop train

By Beth Brogan, Times Record

BATH — A 22-year-old man rode from Rockland to Bath on the top of a Maine Eastern Railroad train Saturday morning, until Bath police intercepted the train at the intersection of Centre and Washington streets.

The Waldoboro man told Officer Richard Ross that he had been drinking in Rockland the previous night, climbed on top of the train and fell asleep, Bath police Lt. Stan Cielinski said Monday.

The man remembered waking up along the 45-mile ride from Rockland to Bath and deciding that he should stay where he was until someone saw him.

Police say a Woolwich resident reported seeing the man on top of the train at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Ross wentto the Centre Street crossing, signaled to the train crew to stop and the man was removed. His parents picked him up there.

“Officer Ross asked him if he was worried about falling off and he said he felt pretty safe since the car he was riding on had rails on both sides,” Cielinski said Monday.

Police have not yet charged the man with a crime, and Cielinski said they will not release his name unless and until they do so.

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