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August 29, 1951
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Approved For Release 2001/03/06 P82-00457R008000670007-7 INTE1L.QFAX 7 CLASSIFICATION scRj.T u.A I ; S ONLY 25X1 A CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. INFORMATION REPORT CD NO. COUNTRY Clermany (Russian Zone) SUBJECT Soviet Transit Traffic from Frankfurt/Odor DATE DISTR. 29 Aug. 1951. NO. OF PAGES 1 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. 25X1X 1. The F-.rn-Botriebswerlc Ost r rankfti.Lrt/Oder C, soviet Transit Traffic Operations Office) is composed of four columns, a total of 120 locomotives. The columns handle Soviet froi.,-ht traffic fro^ Frarkfurt/Oder to the t; 5 I The trains are guarded by a military detail of about 10 men. One bri;ado, i.e., one train crew, performs an average of three or four x-iissions a month a Each train is made up of about 60 cars. The trains are assembled at the Fra.n'.kf urt/Odcr narshalthg yard, 20 The bulk of the goods carried are heavy machines, bridge sections, structural r-irders for new factories, and passenger cars, Trains loaded with uranium ore are handled separately. They are heavily guarded by Soviet police; the same rgtula.tions ,poly to trains carrying printed material. Trains carrying printed material and uranium are provided with telephone facilities. In the bills of lading, the uraniui ore is listed as medicinal earth. 3. Up a. rival in Brest Litovsk, the German railroad personnel is subjected to a very strict customs and police inspection, parc1cujar.Ly witft regaru t;u printed material$ radio sets, and gramo none records? 25X1, Comment. The locomotive columns mentioned are Columns Nos 2, ) 5 and- 8 , eat them equipped with 30 locomotives. 2X1 A According to another report, security measures taken for Soviet transit trains, with the exception of uranium ores shipnents, are not so stricto See 25X1A , The average tine, required for a round trip is five days. After two or three missi n the column personnel iven a four 25X1 A or five-day leave a 25X1 -Corvnent. The designation m icina ear h is frequently used to conceal the true nature of Soviet shipments ~~ ~~~ Coz . enta This is confirmed by a previous report. 25X1A 1 Document No. --__ -- -- u C~aange In Glass. D [] Declassified Class. Changed Tom- TS S Audi.. g Date:, -v_- ~o Bym Approved For Release 2001/03/06 : CIA-RDP82-00457R008000670007-7