Wongm's Rail Gallery » Automatic rail lubricators

Automatic rail lubricators

Automatic rail lubricators are used to apply grease to the running rails, avoiding wheel wear on sharp curves. Traditionally mechanical 'grease pots' were used for this purpose, but require frequent maintenance and apply grease in an inaccurate manner. Modern replacements are powered units, which use trackside sensors to pump out grease only when required.

Automatic rail lubricator on the dual gauge ARTC tracks at Sims Street Junction

17 November 2019 14:11 PM
Viewed 62 times
(2 times this month, 62 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator at the down end of Essendon

17 November 2019 12:36 PM
Viewed 50 times
(2 times this month, 50 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Roxburgh Park

17 November 2019 11:22 AM
Viewed 50 times
(2 times this month, 50 times this year)

Automatic rail lubricator on the ARTC tracks at Albion

17 November 2019 10:44 AM
Viewed 55 times
(2 times this month, 55 times this year)

All kinds of gunk stuck onto stray grease at Dudley Street

17 November 2019 09:19 AM
Viewed 52 times
(2 times this month, 52 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator departing Sunshine on the RRL tracks towards Deer Park

It replaced an earlier unit installed in late 2016 following the VLocity wheel issues

4 November 2019 15:55 PM
Viewed 65 times
(5 times this month, 65 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the down end of Sunshine

It replaced an earlier unit installed in late 2016 following the VLocity wheel issues

29 October 2019 13:03 PM
Viewed 71 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 71 times this year)

Rail lubricator on the ARTC tracks at the down end of Newport

27 October 2019 11:07 AM
Viewed 67 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 67 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the entrance to Southern Cross Station

26 October 2019 15:59 PM
Viewed 71 times
(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 71 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator departing Sunshine on the RRL tracks towards Deer Park

30 September 2019 08:59 AM
Viewed 83 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 83 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the entrance to Southern Cross Station

20 September 2019 08:23 AM
Viewed 74 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 74 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the up end of Bacchus Marsh

18 June 2019 11:05 AM
Viewed 104 times
(4 times this month, 4 times this year)

'Grease pot' rail lubricators on the Burnley and Clifton Hill viaduct tracks

20 January 2019 14:00 PM
Viewed 153 times
(4 times this week, 1 time this month, 54 times this year)

'Grease pot' rail lubricator between Heidelberg and Eaglemont

20 January 2019 12:20 PM
Viewed 153 times
(5 times this week, 4 times this month, 62 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at South Morang

20 January 2019 11:21 AM
Viewed 127 times
(4 times this week, 1 time this month, 44 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator north of Middle Gorge station

20 January 2019 10:12 AM
Viewed 148 times
(5 times this week, 3 times this month, 45 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Reservoir

20 January 2019 09:55 AM
Viewed 145 times
(4 times this week, 2 times this month, 44 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Victoria Park

20 January 2019 09:42 AM
Viewed 125 times
(3 times this week, 1 time this month, 40 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the up track at West Richmond

20 January 2019 09:40 AM
Viewed 123 times
(4 times this week, 2 times this month, 40 times this year)

Automatic rail lubricators on the RRL tracks at Southern Cross

20 January 2019 09:08 AM
Viewed 119 times
(4 times this week, 3 times this month, 36 times this year)

'Grease pot' rail lubricators for up suburban trains at Middle Footscray

20 January 2019 08:53 AM
Viewed 121 times
(4 times this week, 3 times this month, 34 times this year)

'Grease pot' rail lubricators for up suburban trains at Middle Footscray

20 January 2019 08:53 AM
Viewed 131 times
(4 times this week, 2 times this month, 42 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator between Ivanhoe and Eaglemont now commissioned

28 December 2018 11:23 AM
Viewed 133 times
(8 times this month, 49 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the up track at West Richmond

28 December 2018 08:31 AM
Viewed 309 times
(1 time this week, 20 times this month, 138 times this year)

Viewed 2015 times (7 times this week, 43 times this month, 232 times this year)