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

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

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group 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 subclass/group covers:

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

Following drawings show two examples:

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/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 subclass/group covers:

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

Following drawing shows one example:

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/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 subclass/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