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November 9, 2016
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October 10, 1950
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CLASSIFICATION S+ %CONTROL . U S 01'FiCTALS oi,Y 25X1A c a 'AK 4 Approved For Rele QGLQVEFA00457 INFORMATION REPORT CD NO, COUNTRY Germany (Russian Zone) CONFIDENTIAL DATE DISTR. 1.0 October 1950 SUBJECT 25X1A PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF INFO. 25X1A 25X1A URN 10 CIA LIBRARY /\0 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) 25X1 X REPORT NO. to The total number of railroad tank cars operating in the Soviet Zone of Germany on 17 August 1950 amounted to 11,734 units. Of these, 1,100 are damaged and cannot be repaired because of the lack of spare parts.* 2. Three thousand off the serviceable tank cars are used for the shipment of white products, She. benzine, benzol. This number is 2,000 short of the actual requirements.** The shortage of tank oars is caused br the slow circulation of the cars. The tank care used for export shipments to Brest Litovsk and the Baltic Sea ports are held at the transloading points too long since these points do not have the necessary transaloading facilities. On 14 August 1950 it was learned that all the, railroad tank cars operated in the Soviet Zone of Germany are under the administration of the Trustee. ship Administration for Railroad Tank Cars in the Soviet Zone of Germwy, at 33 Foratstraose Berlin W S. The railroad tank owe turned over to the SCC are controlled by an office in Karlshorst 23, telephone extension No 265.e is The latest available statistical railroad records dated June 19 presented the following picture: Serviceable tank cares 7,736 Slightly damaged tank cars: 720 heavily damaged tank care: Totem. 8,722 The reported increase is hardly due to new construction but rather to the nationalization of the mineral oil industry effected in 1948/1949. This industry owned a large number of tank care so that the new figures appear credible. # Colment: According to the type of fuels carried, the tank oars are divided into two groups, ZMz I care for benzine and benzol and ZThw II cars for Mosel fuel and petroleum. The care can not be used for the shipment of other fuels. CLASSIFICATION SAC T/CONTROL . U. S. OFFICIALS OT LY This document Is hereby regraded to CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with the letter of 16 October 1978 from the App Director of BelCentral *A 1t~709/09 Railroad Tank Cars in NO. OF PAGES 1