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SHIFTING OR SHUNTING OF RAIL VEHICLES (shifting vehicles in general B60S; marshalling systems B61B)
Definition statement
This subclass covers:

Devices and methods for moving a railway vehicle intra-yards.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass does not cover:

Marshalling systems

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Shifting vehicles in general

Turntables; Traversers; Transporting rail vehicles on other rail vehicles or dollies (shunting B61J 3/00)
Definition statement
This group covers:

The titles of this group are self-explanatory and do not need to be more specified.

Following drawings show two examples:

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References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

Shunting

Shunting or short-distance haulage devices; Similar device for hauling trains on steep gradients or as starting aids; Car propelling devices therefor (overhead travelling cranes combined with auxiliary means for shunting railway vehicles B66C 17/26; capstans B66D)
Definition statement
This group covers:

The titles of this group are self-explanatory and do not need to be more specified.

Following drawing shows one example:

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References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

Overhead travelling cranes combined with auxiliary means for shunting railway vehicles

Capstans

Capstans for shunting

Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
Definition statement
This group covers:

Devices and methods not covered by groups B61J 1/00 to B61J 3/00.

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Last Modified: 10/11/2013