Here are a few shots from the 3rd road trip that
I made on my new job in October 2005.


The City of Valdez, Alaska as seen from the Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT).




Not a bad day for Thompson Pass--at least I was able to drive over it.

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Guard shack at Pump Station 12. It really wasnít that cold!

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I saw this place just north of Pump Station 12; I wonder how long it has been closed?

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Just south of Pump Station 11, the Pipeline crosses the Tazlina River.

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Just north of Pump Station 11 near Glennallen, Alaska.

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The General Richardson Monument at mile 197.5 of the Richardson Highway.
This is located at Isabel Pass, and at 3,280 feet it is the highest point on the highway.

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The brass plate bust of General Richardson has 2 bullet holes. The one in the neck still holds the slug.
If I could, Iíd fill the holes with brass braising rod and polish the whole thing.

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Evidently General Richardson was just a lowly ďCaptainĒ when he started building roads in Alaska.
Hey, thatís my rank in the 49th Military Police Brigade of The Alaska State Defense Force, of The
State of Alaska's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, headquartered at Fort Richardson.

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Just south of Pump Station 10.

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Pump Station 9:
Thatís the old pump house in the background on the right with the three gas turbine driven pumps.
It will be decommissioned and removed. Three new electric motor driven pumps will be in three new buildings
mounted on the pilings in the foreground. If you look closely, you can see the inlets and outlets already installed.

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Iím employed by:
The State of Alaska, DOLWD--LS&S--Mechanical Inspection Section

But Iím assigned to, and work at:
The Joint Pipeline Office


Last Updated 11-17-05
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