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Construction of Haergency Hospital Trains tjr Lowa ,\jq gp PAGES 

Wagponbau Bautzen VEB and Lows Waggonbau Goerlitz 

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cars m good conc-l tion are being withdrawn from service in Bast Gerrrany* 

These cars are transferred to the VKB railroad car plant in Bautzen (0 52/A 60 ) 
and Goerlitz (l- 52/K 70) to be reconstructed for use on hospital trains. The 
Railroad Administration took the railroad cars out of service on Lite grounds 
that they will be required for so-called "Katas trophen-Gins atz zuege " (emergency 
hospital trains ) * After being reconstructed, the cars mil have to pass an 
acceptance test by a Soviet 'dlitaiy Commission and mill then be transferred ! yj 
a Polish railroad station avhei*e they mill be par! red ready for service* 


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Information on this construction program y/as previously reported* 

. Under the initial car rebuilding 

emergency hospital trains mere ordered, consisting of three 
surgical operations, 1 X-ray car and 1 car with unidenti- 


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by the 7GB railroad « ar plant in Bautzen and 100 by the VEB railroad ^ar plant in 
Goerlitz, The car rebuilding work is boing pushed v/ith the greatest possibly sj 


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cars, 200 will prcbably be reconstructed 


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Strictly speaking, these trains are not ordinary hospital trains but are surgical 
hospital trains which can be used as field hospitals in case of emergency* The 
transfer cf the -railroad cars to Polish railroad stations and the. alleged use cf 
: ormal gauge wheel sets indicate that these railroad cars are not scheduled to be 
u a S a b ( .R # but are destinod to be used in countries with normal gauge 


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