You Do It: Pumping | The Alaska Pipeline | American Experience | PBS
Pump room control panel

"Every day you had the danger of the rocks hitting you or the pipe getting loose and coming down on you. It's the most dangerous job I've ever seen."
-- worker Richard Behne, describing Thompson Pass

You're sitting at Pump Station 12's control board. Pipes are carrying oil into the pumps, which you can adjust. Set the pressure and send the oil back out. If you do your job right, the oil will make it over the steep mountain pass.

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