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July 19, 1954
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c;ua55iric;Ai iUN sLchL'r CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT INFORMATION .REPORT CD N0. t~011~~ 7 Approved For Release 2007/08/04 :CIA-RDP80-00810A004400700005-4 itiailroad Traffic between Frankfurt~Oder THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION the 1ocoL~otive is t'ollot^red by a car for the German railroad personnel, ~rh__cil~ in turn,~is fo11o~?red by the train commander's car. T.'ne train commander is always a soviet officer, a lieutenant or a captain, ^rho is usually a.ceo:l,~anied by a ~,*uard detail of eigLit Soviet soldiers, a.rried ti~rith sub-machine guns. -Tine guard detail is concerned solely with the security of the train. - It has its oc-:n food. sup~~ly, :~hic:z is cooked en route '1'nc ~;uard.s are forbidden to speak ~ritiz the German train personnel. In 1- i'oland, the ~~uard personnel shoot at any suspicious person approaching the train, ~:~ithout crarning. Soviet g-ua.rd details are composed of ;~er>aanently ~~s.,igned }:ersonnel, ~;~hich is not interchanged. '::hen not s7itii a train, the guard details are uartered in special railroad cars standinb on sidings near tine Frankfurt~Oder station. In >rpite of strict rules to the contrary, the ;Quiet soldiers ~riio mai,e up the guard details buy? vodka while passing throu`i Poland, het drunk, and indulUe in black market activities. 3, i'he locomotive and the lastca,r of the train are generally connected by telephone. Soviet com>ilunications personnel ride in the locomotive and in tiie Last car. personnel(`s clathi~g, wallets eta. are eub3eated to a search: ~.nd operate it ti~~hile it is in Poland. Gn tize Ger>an side of the border, tie trains are very strictly inspected, ^~itiz particular attention to the possible presence .of printed propaganda. Special trenches, dug on Dither side of tine track, enable,tize inspectors to examine the undersides of the cars Frith the least trouble. Tyre fierraam-.- -. ~.. Trains loaded Frith uranium ore are guarded i?:itlz special stx~ctness. Ts-ao Soviet soldiers ride ~~ith each car on such trains and shoot erithout ~rarning. Gn some days as many as 12 or 15 trains loaded t~it% uraniun ore pass through L'r~inkfurt~Oder on their tivay to the IISR. ,a 5. tolish engineers, l~no~,n as "pilots", board the train ,at the 1 olish border ACQUIRED DATE OF INFO. DATE DISTR. lg July, 195 N0. OF PAGES 2 N0. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT N0. THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES. WITHIN THE MEANING OF TITLE 18, SECTIONS 793 AND 794. OF THE U. S. CODE, AS AMENDED. ITS TRANSMISSION OR RE4EL- ATION OF ITS CONTENTS TO OR RECEIPT EY AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PROHI BITEU BY LAW THE REPRODUCTION OF THIS FORM IS PROHIBITED. CLASSIFICATION CECk~;T ~~ I NSRB FBI Approved For Release 2007/08/04 :CIA-RDP80-00810A004400700005-4 Approved For Release 2007/08/04 :CIA-RDP80-00810A004400700005-4 l~ttacks on Soviet trains in r'oland are still com when the trains are at a standstill, Because of d .'tea: ~. In Brest-Litovsk it is easy to sell any sort of food to the por~uation, ,~s well as wrist watches and other manufactured goods.r'a;;rment is ?~ade in rubles., for which the rai_, pez~sonneI_ can het 50 or 55 r;fenr_iFrs b-re~tj in '.;est Berlin. Formerl~~~, ''.~i.s as high as 70 pfenni g; L,~r ru~~l~. `ir19 ruble trade is dange _~ated by the authorities =~s the ._~..s---~ ---~ .. at derailing the "Blue L'xpress", this train is ~~~:~ T ,~ . 4. Approved For Release 2007/08/04 :CIA-RDP80-00810A004400700005-4