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Underground Oil Express

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592 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, VHS, Betacam.
"This film describes the construction of the crude oil pipeline between Edmonton, Alberta, and Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1950. Shots include: preparing the ground for the pipeline by clearing trees and other obstacles; mechanized ditch digging; welding the pipes together; x-raying the welds for imperfections; coating and wrapping each pipe; backfilling the ditch; burning off shrub; planting crops over top of the pipeline."


"Business in Motion: Films of Current Interest," Canadian Business 24 (January 1951): 62.
"Film depicts detailed steps in the construction of the Edmonton-Regina section of the pipeline to carry Alberta crude oil east. Demonstrates how modern machinery and techniques are speeding up the project; underlines need for cheap oil transportation and what pipeline can mean for Canada's future."