Anti-Climbing Mechanism [Transportation] Law and Legal Definition

According to 49 CFR 238.5 [Title 49 – Transportation; Subtitle B -- Other Regulations Relating to Transportation; Chapter II -- Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation; Part 238 -- Passenger Equipment Safety Standards; Subpart A – General], anti-climbing mechanism means “the parts at the ends of adjoining vehicles in a train that are designed to engage when subjected to large buff loads to prevent the override of one vehicle by another.”