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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/10/12 : CIA-RDP80-00809A000600280550-0 50X1-HUM CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE ACENCY INFORMATION FROM COUNTRY USSR DATE CE INFORMATION 1949 SUBJECT Transportation - Railroads DATE DIST. AG .;an 1950 and thrice-weekly newspapers PUBLISHED USSR NO. OF PAGES 3 DATE PUBLISHED 18 Nov - 1.1 Dec 1949 SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. TUIS 00CUN!TT CONTAINS INFO0NATON FMSCTINS TUN NATIONAL DVISSI 01 TNT IIN4TIO ITATSI NITNIN TOO 1105100 OF NIIIONANI ACT IO S. N. C.. I I ISO NI, AN 0110010. ITS TNANNI INIION OD TNN N0YNLATIOD 01 ITS CO00IO0 IN COT SAUNIS TO AN AUAUT1100ITND 150900 IN PAD N10:TIO BY LAW. SIVOCOU CTI05 00 7510 FOSS II 05001NITID SOURCE THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION PLAN COMPLZTIWS REPORTED -- Gudok, No-148, 11 Dec 49 The Transcaucasus Railroad System completed the 1949 carloading plan on 20 November and has exceeded considerably the level planned for 1950. The LTvov Railroad System completed the augmented 1949 plan for carload- i.:.gs 23 November: The Krasnoyarsk Railroad System completed the year carlo.:ding plan cn 7 December, and has reduced the cost of freight handling by 2.8 percent against the plan. The Kishinev tuiizc3G System coaspla.ted the year carloading plan if November, and has exceeded the level of try=' Tbt handling planned for 1950. Thq, eyate;m Lns completed the 1949 Plan for capital repair of freight cars and for capital and medium repair of treck. Freight-han.3li:tg costs have been reduced by 3.8 percent, and the productivity of labor has exceeded the planned figure by 6.2 percent. On the Odessa. Railroad System average daily carloadings have increased 14 percent in comparison with 1948. Gudok, No 144, 2 Dec 49 During 11 months of 1949 the Vinnitea Railroad System accelerated freight car turnaroemd time by 1.7 hours against the year norm. In comparison with 1948, the system increased the average speed including stops by an average of 11 hours. In comparison with 1948, layover per local freight car was reduced by 1.1 hours, which effected a saving of more than 600,000 car-hours. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/10/12: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600280550-0 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/10/12 : CIA-RDP80-00809A000600280550-0 50X1-HUM SECRE i The 10-month plan for productivity of labor was exceeded by 12.8 percent, and freight-car turnaround time in November 1949 was 11 hours less than the for 1950 in June of 1949. The 1949 plan for freight handling was completed on 20 November, and the 10-month carloading plan was completed 109.3 percent. Gudok. No 146, 7 Dec 49 tures by 13.6 percent in comparison with the norm, and cut freight-handling costs by 6,4 percent. Above-plan sa-,rings amounted to more than 10.5 million rubles, 11 . As of 6 December, the Moscow-Donbass Railroad System had accelerated freight-car turnaround time by 2.9 hours against the year assignment, increased ea-aerditures by 6.4 percent against he norm. Abn e-?r 1.n profits during 10 months totaled 27,657,000 rubles; 8,407i000 rubles were released frc working capital. Average daily unloading increased in comparison with 1948 by 41.5 percent. Total ore loadings rose 35.6 ferrous metals loadings increased by 45.6 percent, and grain loadings showed a 5.1 percent increase. MOSCOW STATION IMPROVES OPERATIONS -- Gudok, No 143, 30 Nov 49 So far in 1949 the Moscow Marshalling Station of the Moscow-Ryazan' Railroad System has saved 120,000 rubles by reducing the cost of handling ::ach freight car. In comparison with 1y48 the daily ca: turnover in the station has been increased by 587 unite, with the number of cars handled by the hump showing an increase of 247 care per day. Layover of cars in transit has been reduced by 1.8 hours. B. P. Beshchev, Minister of Transportation, has issued a special order con- cerning the improvement of passenger service on the USSR railroad systems. In line with this, the Ministry of Transportation has taken a number of measures to improve passenger service. The servicing of all express and local-express trains operating between Moscow and Vladivostok, Tbilisi, Brest, Odessa, Riga, and Alma-Ata has been placed under the control of the newly created Administration of Through Sleeping Cars. In addition, more than 180 trains will be transferred to this administra- tion. The administration continues to receive new all-metal compartmented passen- ger cars, which are being used in trains on the Moscow-Sochi, Moscow-Kislovodsk and Moscow-Simferopol' linen. These cars will also be used in trains dispatched from Moscow to Tashkent, Ashkhabad, and Stalinabad. S Cif d Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/10/12 : CIA-RDP80-00809A000600280550-0 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/10/12 : CIA-RDP80-00809A000600280550-0 50X1-HUM ment. On exceptionally long runs the bed linen will be changed every 5 days. If the passenger desires, the porter must change the linen even oftener. The ministry has assigned funds for the purchase of white jackets, robes, n.nd gloves for attendants on long-distance trains. The limit for hand baggage has been raised to 36 kilograms for adults and to 18 kilograms for children up to 10 years. Adults can carry 16 kilograms of hand luggage, and children can carry 8 kilograms, without charge. To carry over this amount passengers must pay extra when purchasing tickets. It has been decided to do capital repair on 7,000 cars. In the next 3 months all passenger trains will be transferred to electric lightir:g. Beshchev has ordered that all compartmented cars, reserved-seat cars, and cars with soft seats be supplied with the necessary sieepi-i accoa.nodation equip- SECRET Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/10/12 : CIA-RDP80-00809A000600280550-0