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June 22, 1954
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CLASSIFICATIO 1 SauR.ET p,Rppgp Approved Foe [~ftjeiRIPIN1C~IKUENI;Y -O INFORMATION REPORT COUNTRY East Germany 25 25 PLACE X4CQUIRED XIJATE OF INFO. Miscellaneous Railroad Information TH15 DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE ESPIONAGE ACT 50 U. S. C., 31 AND 32, AS AMENDED. ITS TRANSMISSION OR THE REVELATION OF ITS CONTENTS IN ANY MANNER TO AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PRO- HIBITED BY LAW. REPRODUCTION OF THIS FORM IS PROHIBITED. 1. On 16 March 1954 25X1 3. p 0022 9 EKT NO. CD NO. DATE DISTR. 92 June 1954 NO. OF PAGES 2 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION 20 reserve locomotives parked at Ruedi.tz. I 17 reserve locomotives at Ducherow. On 24 March,[- here was no change in the status of the locomotive column parked at Ruednitz. 25X1 X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 during the days mentioned: the following railroad coal stocks were available Date in _ Co al for Loc S mot ive s March Hard C - - oal in Ton Bro s) wn _ Coal Shop Coal in Briquette UnitsT _ _ __ v_.._.. _. ___ 11 67,5 00 55 ,70 0 26,900 13 65,7 00 51 ,30 0 26,400 15 66,7 00 53 ,30 0 26,200 17 65,40 0 50 ,90 2 0 26,100 25X1 During March, only 80,000 tons of hard coal had been delivered by 17 March. Coal requirements not covered by hard coal deliveries were to be met by raw bwn coal. However, officials at the East German Ministry of Railroads entertained the hope that brown coal briquettes would also be delivered. Nevertheless, preparations were made to convert locomotives to the firing of hard and raw brown coal mixed 25X1 at a ratio of lrl. 3 4. 2 a contract for the delivery of a total of 2.5 million tons of hard coal naQ e oncluded with Poland R. The first - t'` tb" 0011a, had already arrived. Until forth this coal to the railroad administration. 5. ILLEGI13 25X1 NAVY Ank X I NSRB DIS I F131 ][ FBI - 1 - -- - 6. On 12 M 25X1 Approved For Release 2005/T is CIA-RDP80-0081 OA004200220003-8 SECRET' 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 0 25X1 brigades for several years. 5 25X1 a major railroad disaster a be on the Seale River. A total of 30 freight cars are %.id 25X1 ILLEGIB the locomotive igades stationed at Frall'i an- other 10 are scheduled to be deactivat Some of the personnel a ea too these locomotive brigades had been transferred to other duty stations by 20 February 1954. Most of the personnel transferreen assigned to locomotive 25X1 2. Commen . Expressed in briquette units, coal stocks available for consumption 25k1 ocomotives on 17 March represented 149,000 tons. According to the present daily coal consumption quota o , tons, these coal stocks represent 6.4 days' requirements as ' eats available on 16 March. 25X1 3. Comment. These data throw significant light on the difficult coal situation in East Germany. A quantity of 2.5 million tons of hard coal would meet railroad coal requirements for about half a year. However, it must be taken into consideration that sizable quantities of this im- ported hard coal must be made available to the East German industry, shipping and for household consumption. 25X1 4 Comment. KVP supply shipments are known to be dispatched to the Berlin- gerviehhof railroad station. 2 5X 5.OC January 1954, locomotives of operation 1. locomotive 2 5X1 column in Frankfurt/Oder were parked as reserve locomotives. 25X1 Of a total of 375 column locomotives only 131 locomo- 2 5X1 Ives were operational on 30 January. The present port indicates that two additional locomotives locomotive brigades) are to placed on a reserve status. From this fact it may be concluded that 4 do not intend to carry out major transportation operations in the nftet 25X1 6.1 25X1 25X1 pomment. Konin a n d Lukow are located on the Brest Litovsk - F er 25X1 7.1lCommnent. a total of 1,308 railroad cars were 25X1. available to t o Berlin elevated train system on 1 Miarch 191;2-1 25k1 25X 25X1 SECRET 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2005/08/24: CIA-RDP80-0081OA004200220003-8