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The steam pipe is in photos. It figures in much testimony. Everyone always

takes it for granted.

The first I heard of it was as a govt "excuse" for the smoke seen by Holland

and others. I always wondered WHY a steam pipe would be emitting steam

into the air randomly.

Numerous people "climbed over" instead of walking a few feet more and

going AROUND it. There is a photo of Marguerite crawling UNDER it, when

she could have gone around.

Some said it burned their hands (despite being asbestos clad). Others

did not mention it being hot. Did it have steam in it at all times? Why?

It is so prominent that it has become invisible.

On this obscure rail siding USED MOSTLY BY FREIGHT TRAINS, what

was the use of a steam pipe? Is it common for railyards to have

steampipes? Where doe the steam originate? Why was there one at

this location? I searched the internet and could find nothing about the

use of steampipes in railroad yards.

I am not suggesting anything suspicious; I am just suggesting that we

ought to know more about this particular steampipe.

Jack

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The steam pipe is in photos. It figures in much testimony. Everyone always

takes it for granted.

The first I heard of it was as a govt "excuse" for the smoke seen by Holland

and others. I always wondered WHY a steam pipe would be emitting steam

into the air randomly.

Numerous people "climbed over" instead of walking a few feet more and

going AROUND it. There is a photo of Marguerite crawling UNDER it, when

she could have gone around.

Some said it burned their hands (despite being asbestos clad). Others

did not mention it being hot. Did it have steam in it at all times? Why?

It is so prominent that it has become invisible.

On this obscure rail siding USED MOSTLY BY FREIGHT TRAINS, what

was the use of a steam pipe? Is it common for railyards to have

steampipes? Where doe the steam originate? Why was there one at

this location? I searched the internet and could find nothing about the

use of steampipes in railroad yards.

I am not suggesting anything suspicious; I am just suggesting that we

ought to know more about this particular steampipe.

Jack

Jack, I'm sure you already know this but I remember in the documentary 'THE MEN WHO KILLED KENNEDY' Gordon Arnold demonstrates how he stepped over the steam pipe, because of its height its really more of a straddle, at one point he actually sits on it. If the pipe was as hot as some say Arnold would have been walking like a cowboy for a month. Strange.

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The steam pipe is in photos. It figures in much testimony. Everyone always

takes it for granted.

The first I heard of it was as a govt "excuse" for the smoke seen by Holland

and others. I always wondered WHY a steam pipe would be emitting steam

into the air randomly.

Numerous people "climbed over" instead of walking a few feet more and

going AROUND it. There is a photo of Marguerite crawling UNDER it, when

she could have gone around.

Some said it burned their hands (despite being asbestos clad). Others

did not mention it being hot. Did it have steam in it at all times? Why?

It is so prominent that it has become invisible.

On this obscure rail siding USED MOSTLY BY FREIGHT TRAINS, what

was the use of a steam pipe? Is it common for railyards to have

steampipes? Where doe the steam originate? Why was there one at

this location? I searched the internet and could find nothing about the

use of steampipes in railroad yards.

I am not suggesting anything suspicious; I am just suggesting that we

ought to know more about this particular steampipe.

Jack

Jack, I'm sure you already know this but I remember in the documentary 'THE MEN WHO KILLED KENNEDY' Gordon Arnold demonstrates how he stepped over the steam pipe, because of its height its really more of a straddle, at one point he actually sits on it. If the pipe was as hot as some say Arnold would have been walking like a cowboy for a month. Strange.

Jack, Just found this on the internet "Researcher Paul Burke observes that this is the same pipeline Officer Seymour Weitzman testified he burned his hands on just a few minutes after the shooting." Gets stranger doesn't it.

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Jack : Denis:

Here are a few photos ..Marguerite Oswald & Sam Holland and with Mark Lane...

B..... B)

It may well be that the steam in the pipe - whatever it was used for was not always charged with hot steam and/or not uniformly insulated. It likely was not associated with the railroad, as I can think of

nothing they could use it for and steampipes were not usual around railyards to my knowledge. From the photo with Marguerite it looked like one could easily go over or under, depending on height and energy level.

Right, Peter. I suspect that the insulation may have been missing in places. The fact still remains that some men did go over the steam pipe and they never said a word about being burned ... Holland mentions two such men in his Lane interview.

Bill

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