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Vol. 13, No. 46 Week of November 16, 2008
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


40 Years at Prudhoe Bay: Prudhoe Bay or bust!

Accounts of cat trains, convoys and accidents illustrate just how harsh North Slope working conditions were in early days

Rose Ragsdale

For Petroleum News

The 1964 cat train expedition from Fairbanks to the North Slope has the honor of being the first overland transport of seismic exploration equipment for hunting for oil on state lands. Other cat trains had made their way north in the mid-1950s in connection with the military Distant Early Warning Li....

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More trains followed as conditions improved

High rate of accidents


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