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Approved For Release 2005/11/22 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA004200960004-6 25X1 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT SECRET SUBJECT 25)bATE OF INFO. PLACE ACQUIRED Soviet Train Traffic Through Poland This Document contains information affecting the Na- tional Defense of the United States, within the mean- ing of Title 18, Sections 793 and 794, of the U.S. Code, as amended. Its transmission or revelation of its contents to or receipt by an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. The reproduction of this form is prohibited. REPORT DATE DISTR. NO. OF PAGES REQUIREMENT REFERENCES 21 July 195+ 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 1. About 60 freight trains., each with a load of approximately 1,800 tons, proceed through Warsaw to the USSR every 24 hours. The loadac(a+ fsist 0.ha.efly of the followings a, ' Coal b b. Cement. c?, Bacon. c Livestock (calves, cows and sheep). e. Goods imported into Poland from abroad or in transit from Eastern Germany, especially nonferrous metals) aluminum and rubber. f. Machinery produced in Poland or in transit from Eastern Germany. The trains,pr(3ceed from Wazoi via Przemys] Braniewo, or Malaszewice. 2. The train guards are German and the military escorts, are composed of Soviet troops. The e.cort occupies three frei ht g cars or passenger coaches which are distributed along the train. Because they use passenger coaches for the escort , the impression is soma times gained that a freight train is a mixed train carrying an army unit with its equipment. When proceeding from Germany to the USSR the trains use the following routes Frank- furt Oder., Raepin, Poznan, Kutno9 Warsaww /Zacho dnia, Malaszewicze and Brest Litovsk. 1.o When proceeding from the USSR to Germany the following route is useds-Brest Litovsk, Wars rcu /W schodnia P F , oznan, rankfurt/Odor, or when coming from former East Prussia, Olsztyn, Wars r:_,j Tschodniap Poznan and Frankfurt/Oder., These trains: during their journey across Poland are controlled by a Soviet Major Vladimir Simcrriov who has an office in the Ministry of Communications,]-, Major Simonov is assisted by six Soviet officials who frequently accompany the trains. SECRET STATE Ix JARMY NAVY x AIR F x JFBI AEA 25X1 (Note: Washington Distribution Indicated By "X"; Field Distribution By "#".) Approved For Release 2005/11/22 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA004200960004-6 Approved For Release 2005/11/22 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA004200960004-6 SECRET 6 A reserve of coal sufficient for three months is always maintained for these trains at the following stations s Warsaw,;./Zachodnia, Wars:' .//fschodnia, Poznan, Konin and Malaszowicze. A coal reserve for Polish trains never exceeds the amount re- quired for three days, 25X1 25X1 omments 25X1 probably " the Ministry of Railways as the former Ministry has been abolished and a matters concerning rail transport have been taken over by the newly formed Ministry of Railway's, 25X1 SECRET/ 25X1 Approved For Release 2005/11/22 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA004200960004-6