War Aid Furnished by the United States to the USSR

War Aid Furnished by the United States to the USSR

Postby Arseny » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:25 am

Report on War Aid Furnished by the United States to the USSR (during the World War II):
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByfPynZ ... edit?pli=1

Railroad equipment is on the page 20:

Steam locomotives - 1911 (1900 arrived, 11 lost)
Diesel locomotives - 70 (66 arrived, 4 lost)
Flat cars - 10 000 ( 9 920 arrived, 80 lost)
Dump cars - 1000
Tank cars - 120
Heavy Machinery cars - 35
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Re: War Aid Furnished by the United States to the USSR

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:25 pm

Wow those are massive numbers - 10,000 flat cars???? Holy cow.
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Re: War Aid Furnished by the United States to the USSR

Postby Arseny » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:51 pm

For comparison: in 1940 USSR produced 928 steam locomotives and approx. 31 000 freight cars (all types).

The fleet of the freight cars of the USSR numbered approx. 600 000 cars (all types) in 1941.

For today the freight cars fleet in Russia numbers approx. 1 000 000 cars.

I suppose Soviet Union needed a lot of flat cars to carry military equipment - such as tanks, rocket launchers, etc.
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Re: War Aid Furnished by the United States to the USSR

Postby LVG1 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:12 pm

Arseny wrote:Steam locomotives - 1911 (1900 arrived, 11 lost)
Diesel locomotives - 70 (66 arrived, 4 lost)
Flat cars - 10 000 ( 9 920 arrived, 80 lost)
Dump cars - 1000
Tank cars - 120
Heavy Machinery cars - 35


I'ld like to know more about the types of vehicles delivered. Do you know, where I can find more information?
...especially about the cars.
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Re: War Aid Furnished by the United States to the USSR

Postby Arseny » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:44 pm

LVG1 wrote:I'ld like to know more about the types of vehicles delivered. Do you know, where I can find more information?
...especially about the cars.


I do not know a lot... :(

Concerning steam locomotives: most of them were Ea type, also known as "Russian Decapod".
Also some S-160 locomotives were delivered, marked in Russia as Ша.
And few 0-2-0 and 0-3-0 ones:
7740-7749 - 0-2-0Т - H.K.Porter 7740-7749 (1944)
7750-7764 - 0-3-0Т - H.K.Porter 7750-7764 (1944)
7765-7769 - 0-3-0Т - H.K.Porter 7765-7769 (1945)
2983-3012 - 0-3-0Т - Davenport 2983-3012 (1945) (oil-fueled)

Diesel locomotives were RSD-1, marked in Russia as Да.
(Later USSR also purchased 30 Baldwin-made diesel locomotives, known as Дб.

Concerning cars - I do not know anything about tank cars, but some flat cars survived:
american-flatcar-in-russia-t1218.html

Also see this topic (in Russian):
http://www.scaletrainsclub.com/board/vi ... =46&t=1874
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Re: War Aid Furnished by the United States to the USSR

Postby LVG1 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:18 pm

Informationm about Russian and Soviet locomotives is relatively easy to find here:
http://scado.narod.ru/rail/index.htm

But concerning cars, there are more problems in becoming wiser... :problem:
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