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Re: Soviet Railways

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 01 Feb 2022 16:54

Der Alte Fritz wrote:
26 Aug 2020 16:20
Yes I am looking for the Manzhosov article too. I have written to the Old Kursk website and to the University of Kursk Library who have passed the request onto another university library in Kursk in the hope that they can help. I will let you know if I get anywhere with this. Art says that there is a copy in the Russian National Library but I have yet to find anyone in Moscow who could go in and get a copy.

For those who want to look at the GKO State Committee for Defence decision as above, you can find them at http://sovdoc.rusarchives.ru/ Russian State Archive of Social and Political History
Did anyone manage to get hold of this article? I never heard back from the second Kursk university.

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Re: Soviet Railways

Post by Yuri » 05 Feb 2022 11:20

Der Alte Fritz wrote:
01 Feb 2022 16:54
Der Alte Fritz wrote:
26 Aug 2020 16:20
Yes I am looking for the Manzhosov article too. I have written to the Old Kursk website and to the University of Kursk Library who have passed the request onto another university library in Kursk in the hope that they can help. I will let you know if I get anywhere with this. Art says that there is a copy in the Russian National Library but I have yet to find anyone in Moscow who could go in and get a copy.

For those who want to look at the GKO State Committee for Defence decision as above, you can find them at http://sovdoc.rusarchives.ru/ Russian State Archive of Social and Political History
Did anyone manage to get hold of this article? I never heard back from the second Kursk university.
Good health and peace to your home!
What is this article? If possible, write the author's name and the title of the article in Russian.
I'll try to help you.

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Re: Soviet Railways

Post by Yuri » 05 Feb 2022 11:32

Art wrote:
22 Nov 2020 18:13
Stats on the USSR's transport (including railways) in 1940-1945 (from "Strategic overview of the Great Patriotic War", 1961)
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Probably the first published source (albeit classified) with concrete numbers for Soviet rolling stock. I wonder how it happened that the number of freight cars increased by more than 50,000 in 1943? Activation of "frozen" stocks?
In the territory liberated in the winter of 42/43, a large number of railway cars and steam locomotives were captured.

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Re: Soviet Railways

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 05 Feb 2022 13:58

Yuri wrote:
05 Feb 2022 11:20
Der Alte Fritz wrote:
01 Feb 2022 16:54
Der Alte Fritz wrote:
26 Aug 2020 16:20
Yes I am looking for the Manzhosov article too. I have written to the Old Kursk website and to the University of Kursk Library who have passed the request onto another university library in Kursk in the hope that they can help. I will let you know if I get anywhere with this. Art says that there is a copy in the Russian National Library but I have yet to find anyone in Moscow who could go in and get a copy.
Did anyone manage to get hold of this article? I never heard back from the second Kursk university.
Good health and peace to your home!
What is this article? If possible, write the author's name and the title of the article in Russian.
I'll try to help you.
Hello
The thesis is: Специальные формирования Народного комиссариата путей сообщения (НКПС) в годы Великой Отечественной войны (1941 - 1945 г. г. )
Год:1998
Автор научной работы:Манжосов, Александр Николаевич
Ученая cтепень:кандидата исторических наук
Место защиты диссертации:Курск
Код cпециальности ВАК:07.00.02
https://cheloveknauka.com/spetsialnye-f ... 41-1945-g-
and there is a copy in the State Library: https://search.rsl.ru/ru/record/01000215676

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Re: Soviet Railways

Post by Vasilyev » 06 Sep 2023 15:30

Two interesting articles were published earlier this year about the operations of the NKPS in Eastern Europe during the last years of the war:

https://cyberleninka.ru/article/n/organ ... ovoy-voyny

https://cyberleninka.ru/article/n/ekspl ... 44-1945-gg

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Re: Soviet Railways

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 19 Sep 2023 13:16

Art wrote:
22 Nov 2020 18:13
Stats on the USSR's transport (including railways) in 1940-1945 (from "Strategic overview of the Great Patriotic War", 1961)
Transport.png

Probably the first published source (albeit classified) with concrete numbers for Soviet rolling stock. I wonder how it happened that the number of freight cars increased by more than 50,000 in 1943? Activation of "frozen" stocks?
If people are interested this interesting report is available here:
Voenno-istoricheskiĭ otdel Generalʹnogo Shtaba, Strategicheskiĭ Ocherk Velikoĭ Otechestvennoĭ 1941-1945 gg. [Strategic essay on the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945] (Moskva: Voenizdat, 1961), https://vk.com/wall-45188300_1921?yscli ... p701554975.

the date is significant as Stalin was dead, the Institute of Marxism-Leninism in temporary retreat, generals memoirs were appearing and the General Staff had been working in private on their study of the war. They could not break the bonds too much but it gives hints of a different story. This brief period of freedom was closed down during the 'June 1941' by A.M. Nekrich publication scandal when the Institute M-L reestablished control of the narrative.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Nekrich
June 1941 book can be read here:
https://archive.org/details/june221941soviet0000nekr

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Re: Soviet Railways

Post by Paul_Atreides » 20 Sep 2023 09:43

Der Alte Fritz wrote:
19 Sep 2023 13:16

If people are interested this interesting report is available here:
Voenno-istoricheskiĭ otdel Generalʹnogo Shtaba, Strategicheskiĭ Ocherk Velikoĭ Otechestvennoĭ 1941-1945 gg. [Strategic essay on the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945] (Moskva: Voenizdat, 1961), https://vk.com/wall-45188300_1921?yscli ... p701554975.
Oh, thanx!
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Re: Soviet Railways

Post by Der Alte Fritz » 20 Sep 2023 10:20

Der Alte Fritz wrote:
05 Feb 2022 13:58

Good health and peace to your home!
What is this article? If possible, write the author's name and the title of the article in Russian.
I'll try to help you.
Hello
The thesis is: Специальные формирования Народного комиссариата путей сообщения (НКПС) в годы Великой Отечественной войны (1941 - 1945 г. г. )
Год:1998
Автор научной работы:Манжосов, Александр Николаевич
Ученая cтепень:кандидата исторических наук
Место защиты диссертации:Курск
Код cпециальности ВАК:07.00.02
https://cheloveknauka.com/spetsialnye-f ... 41-1945-g-
and there is a copy in the State Library: https://search.rsl.ru/ru/record/01000215676
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I now have this thesis if people want it, drop me an PM

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Re: Soviet Railways

Post by FORBIN Yves » 24 Sep 2023 12:56

Der Alte Fritz wrote:
06 Jul 2016 10:11
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Interesting but large line are double tracked railroads ? maybe possible to have a legend ?

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