DESSAU RAILROAD CAR PLANT

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CIA-RDP82-00457R007100430004-6
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RIPPUB
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C
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5
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November 9, 2016
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May 7, 1999
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4
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Publication Date: 
March 6, 1951
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REPORT
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?_Lgfll 11 Sanitized - Approved For PaL- b R I hcf\ff12OO457ROO7l00430004-6 a T X1A CLASSIFICATION COTIDEPrriAL A? CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. 25 ~,~ FOR AT REPORT CO NO. COUNTRY Garmny (Russian Zone) SUBJECT Dessau Railroad Car Plant 25X1A PLACE ACQUIRED INFO. DATE DISTR. 6 P*reh 1951 NO. OF PAGES 2 NO. OF ENCLS. 2 (3 }des) (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. 1? The Dessau Rail-road Car Corporation was` fo :nd6d 5.pn;'i Cf5',`: "=In 1946 the plant became Soviet state property by order of the SI';A and since then has been an enterpr,.se of the Traarsmash SAG. The plant covers an area of 18,000 to 20?000 snuare meters of which about 10,000 square I eters are bu_ft.up0 * The plant raj supplied with electric power by its own power station. Formally there was no outside power supply. In case of breakdown of the pia, t.ow rted power? stations, power came from the Dessau (a,_ 52/1; 17) Central Plower Plant. 2.. i.'onthly output of the plant in 1919 and 1950 was as follows: Lonth Sp and re ear to ecial frigera. r cars 25-ton cranes 15-.ton cranes de luxe express on special train coaches underfra es Nov 19.9 152 Feb 1950 133 Liar 1950 72 3 4 Apr 1950 58 4 5 July 1950 76 3 11 1. Au 1950 21.E 6 13 16 Sep 1950 112 9 3 24 Oct 1950 126 11 !i. 34 3., The special refrigerator cars are all-metals They are 11050 netera long;,, about 2.:.8 meters vride, and about 3 meters high0 A s1idin ;. doors, about 105 peters vride, is at the side of the car bearing the Russian inscription. The plant's entire production is shipped to the U,S,S.RO as reparations. A commission accepts the cars each week. After acceptance the railroad cars are assembled into trains on s :idin , of the '"oerli.ts (! 52/2 17) Rail yard and then leave via Berlin Rumrnelsburg ( 1 1 ! 53/s 94) - Brest Litovsk (S 53/x: 87) for .oscow? CLASSIFICATION CO 1? 11IAL ~.f rlAr^rp?- nlsl ~._._ iST~lBZiTION ----' - - - I z:rAi kY LAIR T FBI, CONFIDENT1 CIa c. t~,.~r~r* To: TS SM ,10th.: im 7C-2 Sanitized - Approved For Release : Cl F 1DP.82-0004&-71 _71004Q0 Y 'i!_ Sanitized - Approved For Release: CIA-RDP82- CEr1TRAL !?'EUIGENCE AGM Y n 004-6 Lo The plant's most important suppliers of raw -materials aid semi-manufactured goods were the Hettstedt (P' 52/D 64) Rolling Lill the Steelworks and Rolling "'ill in Thale (La 52/D 25), and the ~.'aren (N 54/U 35J Iron Foundry. Raw material shipments came also directly from the U.S.S.R. via Frankfurt/Oder. The Railroad Car Con- struction Factory in ".eimar (M 51/J 57) and the Railroad Construction Factory in Gotha (1' 51/J 06) delivered wheels and underfram-es. Car bushings and wheels were reportedly in short supply, since there were only sporadic deliveries of these, 5. The key personnel of the plant administration included plant manager Behrendt, (fnu), aged 59, SF,D member; commercial manager Ohnesorge, (fnu), aged 54, SED sympathizer; cultural manager Loebe, (fnu), aged L3, SED member; purchasing manager Albin Ja::obs, STD sympathizer. The key personnel of the engineering office included g-rad-aate chief engineer ',Tilert, (fnu), aged 53, SED member; graduate engineer Albrecht, (friu), aged 43, 31,3 r ember. 6. The total number of employees was 1,000 to 1,200 in 1933, about 1.,400 in 1915,, 1,600 to 2,000 in 1950 and 2,150 on 1 September 1950. The last figure comprised ,L50 male workers. 75 female .%rorkers, 255 male auxiliary workers, 2I5 female ;auxiliary. workers, 135 male and t,,5 .female apprentices and 155 coammercial a :d i,echnical clerks. the assignments of the remaining 90 employees are unknown. 7. The plant is guarded by a plant militia numbering 75 men. There are day and night controls. 25X1A Comr ent. For layout sketch of t:,;ie plant, see Annex in Corm:ent. For a sketch of these cars, see Annex 2. 2 Annexes: Sketches on ditto Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP82-00457R007100430004-6 C Sanitized - Approved For ReOleaseEt3TNFI1D: I -RDP82-0 GEE VIRAL INT1 LIGM'CE AGENCY Layout Sketch of Dessau Railroad Car Plant 430004-6 Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP82-00457R007100430004-6 CONFIDENT TAL Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP82- CENTRA, IN'J LIGENCE AGENCY 2/Annex 1 EMend. 1 f3oilerhouse and power station 2 Smokestack 3 Assembly shops 4 Reconstructed workshops 5 Workshops 6 Assembly shop 7 Administration building 8 Accounting office 9 &igineering office 10 Guardhouse 11 New assembly shops under construction 12 Entrance gate 13 'Watchtower 14 Materiel depot 3-5 `Vooden fence 16 Filling station CQ' qTDE?:TIAi 30004-6 Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP82-00457R007100430004-6 CaT+3MY& 25X1 A Sanitized - ApproveccE fth& g00 004-6 ec1 al r.efrirerator Car I'anufactured nt Dessau Railroad Car Fla: t C0 F1DE".'.TIAJ Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP82-00457R007100430004-6