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December 14, 2016
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April 17, 2001
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November 1, 1952
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Approved For Rel ~I~~S~ 0 ~'f 5R01410 0 ~ ?o ~ (~2 -7 ~`- -. Gef~man Democratic Republic 25X1 C FDD Abstract X1 A MISCELLANEOI~S REICFISBAHN INFORMATION (6 pp; German P~.ace of acquisition: Date of distribution: ~. Feb 53; Date of information: 25X1X The document consists of 6 typewritten pages containing miscellaneous railroad information as follows: 25X1C The first page, dated 26 November 1952, with heading, contains information about the section of the Northern Belt Line from irkenwer~er to Wuster- mark, The note mentions a proposed transfer station for the S-Bann LBerl n intra- urban rai~oa] at Fiohenne~.endarf for transfer~,-.between the Northern Belt ~in~ and the Line to Or nie~iburg, he note also speaks of a proposed construction of the Northern Belt ~ir~ at Wustermark at an estimated cost of 30 million U~tsche marks in 1953. 25X1C The second page, dated 26 Novembefl 1952, with a heading, contains information regarding a proposed railroad statf~on "Blankenburg-Nord" between Blanken- burg and Ka~+rw on tine Na'thern Belt Line. turnout leads the S-Hahn into the Northern Belt Line at Blankenburg-Nord. 25X1C The third page, dated 9 Lecamber 1952, with a heading, contains information about construction o~ the railroad lin ~ a Puna and Schandau t? the CzechoQ7.ovak border as follows: Section I, the Dresden-Heidenau Puna line was put into double tracked operation on I5 Septn~mber 1952. The dou~be track expansion of the railroad bridge near Pirna over the Gottleuba R3.ver ~~ill apparently be com- pleted by 30 November 1952. .The section Pima - Ober Vogel~;esang of section II had been double-tracked by 10 November 1952 and will be ~.ut in operation by 15 November 1952 after completion of the Safety install.i.~.tons. ork on the remaining sections (II,III,IV and VI) of the Dresden - C~echo~lovak border line is proceeding feverishly 25X1C to complete the line by 15 December 1952. The Fourth page, dated 11 December 1952, with a hesding~ contains information about four items as follows: Expansion o en ?ngs or Station; construction of passing siding on the Birkenwerder - Brieselang line; changes of the connecting curirres between the Northern Belt Line and the Berlin - Velten line; expansion of the Northern Belt Line in 1953 will_ not be carried beyond the Berlin - Nauen line because of insufficient funds rrhe fifth page is an undated and mr:i.dentified photostat discussing the safety equipment and superstructure material situation. A dire shortage of material, even of signal wire, has forced the Reichsbahn to equip new lines and the outer belt lines of Berlin with manual .y operated switch controls. The source states that railroad men believe that if the material which the GDR lacks is not forthcoming from the ~~iest a smooth efficient operation of the railroad will not be possible. A critical shortage of material .for main$~enance of the superstructure has put track maintenance in a catastrophic condi- tions. .he most severe shortage is that of switches. The sourc? Holies that illegal sh ip- me#l~s of this strategic material are going vi.a water to Leningrad and from there via rail through Brest to the GDR marked as Soviet shipments. Even imported rails are being re- built into switches. 25X1C The sixth page, dated 1S December 1952, with a heading, states that despite the shortage of signal facilities the llirectorate General of the Reichsbahn has ordered the out.~r freight belt lines around Berlin to be fully equipped with automatic light sgnal.s. he source states that the existing shortage~y6M?wever? will not permit this. ,[Foreign' anguage document or a microfilm of it (A 1454) is vbtainab~m from CIA Library