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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.

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

13 January 2021 11:51 AM
Viewed 3 times
(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 3 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 36 times
(5 times this week, 7 times this month, 36 times this year)

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

17 November 2019 14:11 PM
Viewed 141 times
(11 times this month, 33 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator at the down end of Essendon

17 November 2019 12:36 PM
Viewed 124 times
(6 times this month, 22 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Roxburgh Park

17 November 2019 11:22 AM
Viewed 92 times
(6 times this month, 15 times this year)

Automatic rail lubricator on the ARTC tracks at Albion

17 November 2019 10:44 AM
Viewed 112 times
(9 times this month, 25 times this year)

All kinds of gunk stuck onto stray grease at Dudley Street

17 November 2019 09:19 AM
Viewed 109 times
(10 times this month, 21 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 161 times, 34 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 132 times, 22 times this year)

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

27 October 2019 11:07 AM
Viewed 149 times
(2 times this month, 43 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the entrance to Southern Cross Station

26 October 2019 15:59 PM
Viewed 137 times
(3 times this month, 30 times this year)

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

30 September 2019 08:59 AM
Viewed 137 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 30 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the entrance to Southern Cross Station

20 September 2019 08:23 AM
Viewed 130 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 40 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the up end of Bacchus Marsh

18 June 2019 11:05 AM
Viewed 156 times
(3 times this month, 56 times this year)

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

20 January 2019 14:00 PM
Viewed 205 times
(1 time this month, 106 times this year)

'Grease pot' rail lubricator between Heidelberg and Eaglemont

20 January 2019 12:20 PM
Viewed 224 times
(1 time this month, 133 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at South Morang

20 January 2019 11:21 AM
Viewed 174 times
(1 time this month, 91 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator north of Middle Gorge station

20 January 2019 10:12 AM
Viewed 203 times
(2 times this month, 100 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Reservoir

20 January 2019 09:55 AM
Viewed 207 times
(1 time this month, 106 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Victoria Park

20 January 2019 09:42 AM
Viewed 184 times
(2 times this month, 99 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the up track at West Richmond

20 January 2019 09:40 AM
Viewed 179 times
(5 times this month, 96 times this year)

Automatic rail lubricators on the RRL tracks at Southern Cross

20 January 2019 09:08 AM
Viewed 168 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 85 times this year)

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

20 January 2019 08:53 AM
Viewed 182 times
(1 time this month, 95 times this year)

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

20 January 2019 08:53 AM
Viewed 188 times
(1 time this month, 99 times this year)

Viewed 2466 times (4 times this week, 23 times this month, 683 times this year)