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December 21, 2016
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March 24, 1955
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Approved For Release 2008/10/10: CIA-RDP80-0081OA006700080011-1 C' O GOWSUM Soviet Rail Border Trai'f EVALUATION DATE OF CONTENT DATE OBTAINED REFERENCES ARED aencs 3 FwAn4" 1 S tmo. a rot) CB - converted boxcar B - boxcar F - flatcar T - tank car SSy~ - heavy-duty flatcar RFqm) 1. The following Soviet rail shipments passed through the Muelirose railroad station between 28 1 bru and 17 March 19.5: Date shipment From To 28 February 15 F with direction of. Reinsdorf 15 T-34 tanks Frankfurt/Oder 2 March 10 F with Brest Litovsk toward Cottbus 10 crates probably with aircraft parts 4 March 2 B, 10 SSy with 10 tanks, probably T-54 7 March 20 F with 20 crates probably with aircraft parts 9 March 20 20 t aannks , ith T-54 13 March 22 SSy with 22 tanks, probably T-54 17 March 20 SSy with 20 tanks, probably T-54 On 1 3 March, a shipment of 2 (2, 22 Rim 1 went from Brest Litovsk to Xeina4O 24 March 1955 Meinsdorf toward Cottbus 25X1 _25X1, 25X1 Approved For Release 2008/10/10: CIA-RDP80-0081OA006700080011-1 ~ Approved For Release 2008/10/10: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA00670008001 1 -1 exceeaing 17 March. 4. Between 1 and 10 March, about 150 empty tank cars were aaembled at the Frankfurt Oder marshaling yard and dispatched to Brest Litovsk in trains of 20 to 30 cars each. 8 5. On 16 March, the assembling of a shuttle-train,of 3 four-axle coaches, 1 kitchen car and 31 two-axle flatcars at the Frankfurt/Oder railroad station was given priority. The empty train was to be dispatched to' Brest Litovsk. Since another three coaches of the same type were to be made available, it was believed that a second shuttle-train of a similar composition was to be assembled at Frankfurt/Oiler. 9 6. Since midi March, only every second day a train-of 50 empty tank cars has been dispatched toward Brest Litovsk. Colonel Revyuk (fnu) had to be given current information on the number of empty tank cars arriving from the GDR and tl4ir movement. The return of an unusually large number of tank cars from Brest Litovsk was not yet observed. 8 25X1 7. The following shipments were dispatched from Frankfurt/Oder between 8 and 14 March: Date in Shipment March 8 7 T with gasoline 11 5 T with " 13 5 B with military goods 1 T with gasoline 14 1 T with Comment. It could not be determined if the shipment came from the USSR or was an intersonal shipment from 'Frankfurt/Oder. If the shipment actually came from the 'USSR, it would be worth noting that 25X1 T-34 tanks are still dispatched from the USSR. There are several Reinsdorfs in the GDR. The Reinsdorf in the pmesent report is probably identical with Reinedorf near Wittenberg where the 6th Gds Tk Div is stationed. 3. 5. Comment. The shipment was previously a~epar ted and contained aircraft w# es which we- consigned to ,GYP airfields Cnttbu and Drewitz. Comment. The shi n was revious~ly observed. Comment. A previo re ort ;Lndleat that the shipment went to Jueterbog. The arrival of an aircraft shipment was ltporbed from Juat . e g. 25X1 25X1 25X1 Comment. Thq# 21 VNM IM Ji phs 1 25X1 and_~ n-ta 9 MA 1 Itsz'oa ~N vious7,y repo 25X1 W shipment of 22 F with military goods t from Frankfurt/Oder to Satzkorn on Approved For Release 2008/10/10: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA00670008001 1 -1 Approved For Release 2008/10/10: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA00670008001 1 -1 25X1 Comment. The shipment is observed for the first time. Since no rece wing station was reported, the consignee cannot be determined. Comment. The number of cars with military goods exceeding the scheduled load and the. receiving station indicate that the shipment contained new 25X1 tanks of the T-54- have also consisted of prime movers. Comment. According to an order by the Soviets, 1,040 empty tank the shipment may cars for gasoline were to be dispatched to Brest Litovsk,. 9. L____I Comment. The composition of the train indicates that a unit (air force unit ?) from the USSR will be transferred to the GDR on several shuttle-train trips. Comment. According to the receiving stations, the Twenty-Fourth Air Army is probably coasixaee-~ Comment. The shipments contained ration supplies. 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2008/10/10: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA00670008001 1 -1