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.

'Greasepot' rail lubricator north of Southern Cross Station

8 April 2021 17:58 PM
Viewed 1 time
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 1 time this year)

Grease pop at the up end of Blackburn station

27 February 2021 14:43 PM
Viewed 34 times
(5 times this week, 11 times this month, 34 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator at the centre track at down end of Mont Albert

13 January 2021 11:51 AM
Viewed 49 times
(16 times this month, 49 times this year)

Whole lot of gunk has collected on the automatic rail lubricator on the RRL tracks at Sunshine

30 November 2020 19:55 PM
Viewed 73 times
(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 73 times this year)

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

17 November 2019 14:11 PM
Viewed 190 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 82 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator at the down end of Essendon

17 November 2019 12:36 PM
Viewed 170 times
(3 times this week, 11 times this month, 68 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Roxburgh Park

17 November 2019 11:22 AM
Viewed 127 times
(1 time this week, 14 times this month, 50 times this year)

Automatic rail lubricator on the ARTC tracks at Albion

17 November 2019 10:44 AM
Viewed 148 times
(2 times this week, 12 times this month, 61 times this year)

All kinds of gunk stuck onto stray grease at Dudley Street

17 November 2019 09:19 AM
Viewed 142 times
(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 54 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 200 times
(2 times this week, 13 times this month, 73 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 166 times
(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 56 times this year)

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

27 October 2019 11:07 AM
Viewed 188 times
(2 times this week, 14 times this month, 82 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the entrance to Southern Cross Station

26 October 2019 15:59 PM
Viewed 180 times
(1 time this week, 17 times this month, 73 times this year)

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

30 September 2019 08:59 AM
Viewed 178 times
(1 time this week, 14 times this month, 71 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the entrance to Southern Cross Station

20 September 2019 08:23 AM
Viewed 172 times
(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 82 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the up end of Bacchus Marsh

18 June 2019 11:05 AM
Viewed 185 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 85 times this year)

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

20 January 2019 14:00 PM
Viewed 232 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 26 times this year)

'Grease pot' rail lubricator between Heidelberg and Eaglemont

20 January 2019 12:20 PM
Viewed 258 times
(2 times this week, 11 times this month, 33 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at South Morang

20 January 2019 11:21 AM
Viewed 205 times
(2 times this week, 11 times this month, 30 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator north of Middle Gorge station

20 January 2019 10:12 AM
Viewed 237 times
(3 times this week, 10 times this month, 33 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Reservoir

20 January 2019 09:55 AM
Viewed 241 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 33 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Victoria Park

20 January 2019 09:42 AM
Viewed 211 times
(3 times this week, 9 times this month, 27 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the up track at West Richmond

20 January 2019 09:40 AM
Viewed 219 times
(4 times this week, 16 times this month, 40 times this year)

Automatic rail lubricators on the RRL tracks at Southern Cross

20 January 2019 09:08 AM
Viewed 199 times
(2 times this week, 13 times this month, 31 times this year)

Viewed 2711 times (10 times this week, 78 times this month, 199 times this year)