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COUNTRY East Germany THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES. WITHIN THE MEANING OF TITLE IN. SECTIONS 799 AND 7S4. OF THE U. S. CODE. AS AMENDED. ITS TRANSMISSION OR REVEL- ATION OF ITS CONTENTS TO OR RECEIPT BY AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON SUBJECT Railroad Traffic to the East NO. OF PAGES 25X1 PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF INFO. 5. 4. Approved For Release 2008/04/09: CIA-RDP80-00810A005500190002-2 CLASSIFICATION SECRET CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPOR~ INFORMATION REPORT CD NO. DATE DISTR. 23 December 1954 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORTF Effective immediately, all flatcars without 25X1 sideracks and flatcars with folding sidewalls are to be broken down according to transitworthy (for use on international trains) and non-transitworthy equipment in stock-taking reports. This order will remain in force until further notice. The transitworthiness of rolling stock is to be determined by rolling-stock foremen. Transitworthy flatcars must 'be marked by the symbol "R IV". The next inspection of these cars should not be made before four weeks have expired. No type R or X flatcar which was classified transitworthy can be loaded without special permission by the Railroad Car Distribution Point. Steel works will be notified that R or X type flatcars dispatched to them must be withdrawn. All violations of this order will be prosecuted. On 1 November 1954, the Brandenburg steel works was notified by the Brandenburg-Altstadt railroad station that effective immediately no 25X1 railroad cars would be loaded and that railroad cars already on the way to the works must be returned empty to the railroad station without delay.) Since 25 October 1954, trains of empty flat cars have been dispatched to the East. Between 25 October and 1 November 1954, seventeen such contradistinction to shuttle trains used in connection with 1 fall personnel rotation program:. Since early October, one train loaded with deactivated motor vehicles has been dispatched from the SR per da y. Shipments) I handle d on 27 Oct ober 1.954 included: < 51 boxcars with ammunition from Brest-Litovsk to Toepchin;3 20 boxcars with ammunition{ and 12 araah o r-fX~= F-i rt/Oder to Ift Fav Approved For Release 2008/04/09: CIA-RDP80-00810A005500190002-2 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 SECRET) M 6. Railroad shipments to Brest Litovsk on the days mentioned included: Date in Number and Number of Dispatched. October Type of Cars Tons From 16 - 17 boxcars 21 50 flatcars Srerenber? to Brest-Litovsk. Approved For Release 2008/04/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005500190002-2 7 boxcars 40 flatcars -__736 Altruppin 740 Neuruppin 137 Perleberg 557 Schwerin dispatched 7. On 29 October, one troop car and 31 flatcars were dispatched from Comment. This measure is unusual. The assembly and dispatch to the East of trains of empty flatcars may be connected with commercial transactions or reflect military intentions. The flatcars without dideracks and flatcars with folding sidewalls which have a load capacity of 15 tons each are not suitable for the transportation of commodities usually exported from the USSR to the GDR. From a military point of view, the movement of empty rolling stock to the East may serve the following purposes: . a. An increased shipping of new motor vehicles from the USSR to the GDR within the framework of the motor vehicle exchange program under way since late July 1954. b. A delivery of heavy weapons (for the KVP?): c. Shipment of crated aircraft for the 24th Air Army or the KVP (Air). .The delivery of tanks, SP guns, or other heavy loads such as railroad rails is ruled. out the restricted load-carr i a acit th flatcars concerned. the cars may no a use immediately and their utilization may depend on certain developments possibly of a political nature. the trains reported will operate as shuttle trains between the R and the GDR. The latter assumption would mean that the trains will make four or five runs within a period of four weeks. V P. Comment. These shipments consisted of deactivated motor vehicles ) pro a ly trucks returned to the USSR within the fra / mntnr. vehicle 3. Comment. A well known Soviet ammunition depot is located at Toepchin. The shipment probably originated in the Soviet ammunition depot at the GDR. Comment.) I this shipment was to e dispate#xea o o*rea. such a a ement was made for the first time. shipment may have consisted of equipment or small arms. SECRE Approved For Release 2008/04/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005500190002-2 Approved For Release 2008/04/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005500190002-2 Approved For Release 2008/04/09: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005500190002-2