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Approved For Release 2007/06/26: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005300490001-2 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT CONFIDENTIAL 2 December 19511. SUBJECT Rail and River Trips in the USSR by Returning German PWs DATE OF INFO. 25X1 PLACE ACQUIRED THE SOURCE EVALUATIONS IN THIS REPORT ARE DEFINITIVE. THE APPRAISAL OF CONTENT IS TENTATIVE. (FOR KEY SEE REVERSE) 1. In 1952, T;orilsk (Td 69-20, E 88-06) and Dudinka (N 69--25, E 86?-10) were con- nected by a single-track,narrow-gauge railroad line. No road connected these two places in 1952. Construction had begun on a single-track,broad.-gauge railroad line north of the narrow-gauge line. By 8 July 1953, about 30 km of track had been completed from Dudinka. The new line between Dudinka and Iorilsk was scheduled to be open for traffic in 1954.1 2. To supplement traffic facilities on the Yenisey River, the Soviets planned the construction of a double-track r ne from Tomsk to Dudinka. In- formant learned from personnel of the. oad1 shipping line that construction 25X1 work on the new railroad line had already started. Time Arrival or Departure This material contains Information affecting the Na- tional Defense of the United States within the mean- ing of the Espionage Laws, Title 18, U.S.C. Sees. 793 and 794, the transmission or revelation of which in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. REPORT DATE DISTR. NO. OF PAGES REQUIREMENT NO. RD REFERENCES Remarks July 19 5 8. 1 2400 Departed Norilsk Single-track,narrow gauge line; 105 km long 2300 Departed Dudinka Paddle steamer STATE ARMY #X NAVY ~ f . AIR ;j FBI I All Approved For Release 2007/06/26: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005300490001-2 25X1 Approved For Release 2007/06/26: CIA-RDP80-00810A005300490001-2 Date Time Arrival or Departure 16 2300 Arrived Krasnoyarsk 21 2100 Departed Krasnoyarsk 23 2200 Arrived Novosibirsk 25 0800 Arrived Omsk 26 1700 Arrived Chelyabinsk 27 1700 Arrived Ufa 28 1600 Arrived Kuybyshev 1900 Arrived Batraki (c. It 53-10, E 48-40) 31 1200 Arrived Moscow August 1953 ~. .1900 Arrived Rzhev (1,1 56-15, E 31+-20) 2300 Arrived Zapadnaya Dvina (I1 56---16, E 32-04) 2 0200 Arrived Velikiye Luki. (IT 56.20, E 3032) 1500 Arrived Sebezh (I1 56-17, E 28-29) 4 0800 Arrived Sovstsk (I1 55-06, E 21.50) 1200 Arrived Chernyakhovsk IT 54r-39v E 2150) Remarks PW shipment delayed until 21 July Double-track line, not electrified. Double-track line, not electrified Double track line, not electrified Preparations or an electrified line observed Double-track electrified line Double-track electrified line Double-track electrified line PW shipment delayed 36 hours; single-track line Single-track line Single-trask line Single-track line Single-track line Single-track line Single-track line 1600 Arrived Gvardeysk Single-track line (I 5k--39., E 21-05) ~,. TI~e hand?a~.aksha-I ?u rmaszsk single-track railroad line is operated electrically. Loc sr otives are exchanged in Kandalaksha (IC 6709, E 32-26). Steam loco- motives are used for trains to the south and electric locomotive e to the north. The line appeared to be used to capacity. There was much talk about an intended electrification of the line from Kandalakeha to Leningrad, Power Stations at Svir and Volkhov (N 59-55, E 32-20) were scheduled to be put into operation soon.3 5. The Per rouralsk-LiIiinbay railroad line was double-tracked and was equipped tiri.th steam loco-mctives. About one 1m e,,-,t of Bilimbay (N 56-58, E 59-49), the railroad line crossed the C1i o aya River. Separate steel bridges, about 250 to 300 meters long, had been built for the two tracks-. The bridge approx. -.hes 1.rare relatively ctcc.u and frequently delayed train, operations. On the average, four trains per hour were observed proceeding in both directions. A single-track railroad l:I.ne extended from Bilimbay to Revda (I1 5,,-.49 , E 5; 58) . Another single-track railroad line connected Pervouralsk and Revda. Approved For Release 2007/06/26: CIA-RDP80-00810A005300490001-2 Approved For Release 2007/06/26: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005300490001-2 ~ of -L-his 171!o . ? c. port Oil -ovo-:~'U.i.r,!1t~ arabin5li sectjcn ha:: ?~P ;11 c1 ; tx i~ d. h^ Ls~ r;:l .. ~x a1 i n,~l and Chelyabinsk i i being ele c-Lrified. l : ~~ _ s e i?lcc l..c77o:'ib1.rs1% and OarabinDh i part of the l.J'.T 3> L'J1r`~.ey rallr=,c iir.s. Acl?orOIng to Sovi t press reports, 'cha c~.cn Svir railroad >:ta, i ion 1,9 located a-G 1' vC-579 E 34-0! . S"ra.r s.C. 2 p io1. S,_,Li-Lio1Z a ~ }ACC'' orcz1he r; i /. 5'7 E 3 on T ~ . s J -i2) o ~ U1,. Sz . i. p (..,C-5' The date of information in paragraph 4 is nrob b1y as of M ugh Svir No. 2 was scheduled for com-- plction in 1951 Approved For Release 2007/06/26: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005300490001-2