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Overview & History Vids


Overview & History Videos

Some of best videos about the history of the Trans Alaska Pipeline by National Geographic, PBS, the History Channel and Alyeska Pipeline Service Company itself. The earliest videos are presented first.  (Click on the titles to go to original video source).  - Larry Motschenbacher


Pipeline to the Arctic 

A documentary of how the 48" pipe was delivered to Alaska.


Trans-Alaska Pipeline Welding - 1970's

A detailed video documenting the steps in making a single pipeline weld.


Coldfoot Camp During Construction


1977 Progress Report

The final stages of construction.


Alyeska Pipeline - Part 1

Alyeska Pipeline - Part 2

Alyeska Pipeline - Part 3

Click on the titles to view  Michael Baker Corportation on some major construction challenges


All Systems Go - Alyeska Pipeline 1999

by Bill Holden


The Mission of Alyeska Pipeline (2001)

by David Murrow


History Channel - Modern Marvels - Alaskan Pipeline  (2003)

Background starting with oil discovery in U.S; commentary by Bob Malone, Bill Howitt, etc.

(Click here to view)


PBS - An American Experience - The Alaska Pipeline - 2006

The Alaska Oil Pipeline : Documentary on Building the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.  Another good overall story of construction with one small ad at beginning.  Includes commentary by Bill Howitt.

 


A Pipeline and Animals!

This video has long been a favorite of many. [Trivia Note: This video was narrated by Mel Blanc. In addition to this video, Mel has done a few other things. He was the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, the Tasmanian Devil, Barney Rubble on The Flintstones, Mr. Spacely on The Jetsons, the original voice of Woody Woodpecker, and more...]