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September 5, 1952
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FE8 1952 COUNTRY East Germany CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY SUBJECT M#,scellarneoua Railroad Information INFORMATION REPORT REPORT NO. CD NO.. X1 INFO. PLACE ACQUIRED - Approved1f Er Release 2006/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R013700070007-0 SECRET/CONTROL - U.S.OFFICIALS ONLY SECURITY INFORMATION' THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE OF. THE UNITED STATES, WITHIN THE MEAN ING OF TITLE IS, SECTIONS 793 AND 794, OF THE U.S. CODE, AS AMENDED. ITS TRANSMISSION OR REVE- LATION OF ITS CONTENTS TO OR RECEIPT BY AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PROHIBITED BY LAW. THE REPRODUCTION OF THIS FORM IS PROHIBITED. 1; Locomotives. The locomotives available to the East German railways in the final quarter of 1951 are shown below. This accounting does not include locomotives of foreign origin. The total indicates an increase of 78 locomotives over the previous quarter, 2. Eberswalde Loopline. Work on construction of this loop line has continued at an accelerated pace in an attempt to meet the target completion date. Work has been completed on the two bridges under the main double-track going north from Eberswalde, From where this diversionary loop line joins the main line south of the Hohenzollern,cannl, it is proposed to construct a double track as far as the town of Britz (north of Eberswalde). It is also proposed to build a new loop line between Chorin and Golzow beginning at Blockstelle 53, approximately 2,000 meters north of 1(?itzrailway station, and joiziing up with the main line outside Golzow railway station. 30 Total In use D amaed _ Express and passenger locom series 01-39 otives, 811. 519 256 Freight locomotives, 29098 1,425 301 Locomotives with tender 1,925 1,311 24a M 8 X255 820 SECRET/CONTROL - U.S. OFFICIALS ONLY DATE DISTR. 5 September 1952 NO. OF PAGES 2 1\V. vl VI1 __%0. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION Approved For Release 2006/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457RO13700070007-0 .?: Approved For Release 2006/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457R013700070007-0 25X1 SECRET/CONTROL - U.S. OFFICALS ONLY good quality rails are to be taken up and replaced by others of inferior quality in the various districts, as follows-, Dresden 36.00 km. M agdeburg 25000 km. Berlin 36.63 km. S chwerin 13045 km. Halle 28,50 km. C ottbus 10.71 km. Erfurt 25000 km. G reifswald 10070,;= 4. Rail 1raffic through Angermuende,I Total 180.00 kme The former average of 30-35 freight trains daily had dropped to three or four trains daily. Trains to Stettin were rare and, whereas at"one time . .Ange3?ikaende had seen much traffic, today only 2 switch engines were available and even these were not employed during most of the day. Military transports' for the Soviet occupation forces 'were rarely seen and usually were connected with small rail movements inside East Germany. They often included odd freight cars probably carrying provision and supplies. The few trains which went to Stettin usually carried industrial goods from the Ha1lA;'end:7$tfurt:.areaso. Tankt?car trains were rare. 5. Movements of E pty, Freight Cars to and from. Satellite States, During the first quarter of 1952 the--following movements of empty freight cars took place-. January 1952 Empty frei ht cars sent to: Poland (Stettin) Russia (Brest Litovsk) Bulgaria February 1952 EmDix `refight cars sent to, Poland (Stettin) Russia (Brest Litovsk) Empty ' freght Cars received from. Czechoslovakia March 1952 Empty freight cars sent t s Poland (Stettin) Russia (Brest Litovsk) & = freight cars received from,- Czechoslovakia Poland 521 open cars 198 flat care 2,105 open cars 85 refrigerator care 3,239 boxcars 100 open cars 449 open cars 368 flat cars 3,118 open cars 99 refrigerator care 5,993 boxcars 249 boxcars 470 open cars 637 flat cars (including 94 four-axle) 3,497 open cars 4,311 boxcars 1,398 boxcars 501 boxcars SECRET/CONTROL'- U.S. OFFICIALS ONLY Approved For Release 2006/08/08 : CIA-RDP82-00457RO13700070007-0