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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.

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Ballarat East

Saturday 12 March 2022 15:27 PM
Viewed 29 times
(1 time this week, 29 times this year)

Grease applicators for the automatic rail lubricators at Cremorne

Thursday 10 March 2022 18:22 PM
Viewed 32 times
(2 times this week, 32 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the up end of Jolimont station

Tuesday 22 February 2022 12:35 PM
Viewed 35 times
(2 times this month, 35 times this year)

Solar powered LB Foster rail lubrication equipment at the up end of the Rushall curve

Tuesday 22 February 2022 12:23 PM
Viewed 35 times
(7 times this month, 35 times this year)

Solar powered LB Foster rail lubrication equipment at the down end of the Rushall curve

Tuesday 22 February 2022 12:23 PM
Viewed 32 times
(4 times this month, 32 times this year)

'Grease pot' rail lubricator on the approach to the 'new' Flinders Street Viaduct

Friday 10 December 2021 11:24 AM
Viewed 61 times
(6 times this month, 61 times this year)

Pair of Lincoln automatic rail lubricators on the Frankston line tracks at Caulfield

Tuesday 7 December 2021 14:25 PM
Viewed 52 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 52 times this year)

'Grease pot' rail lubricator abandoned lineside

Sunday 5 December 2021 10:40 AM
Viewed 63 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 63 times this year)

L.B. Foster automatic rail lubricators on the ARTC dual gauge lines at West Footscray Junction

Thursday 16 September 2021 16:54 PM
Viewed 152 times
(8 times this month, 152 times this year)

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

Sunday 15 August 2021 15:18 PM
Viewed 136 times
(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 136 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator at the up end of Blackburn

Tuesday 13 July 2021 13:39 PM
Viewed 106 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 106 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Cremorne

Tuesday 13 July 2021 09:48 AM
Viewed 107 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 107 times this year)

'Greasepot' rail lubricator north of Southern Cross Station

Thursday 8 April 2021 17:58 PM
Viewed 126 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 8 times this year)

Grease pop at the up end of Blackburn station

Saturday 27 February 2021 14:43 PM
Viewed 165 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 21 times this year)

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

Wednesday 13 January 2021 11:51 AM
Viewed 204 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 50 times this year)

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

Monday 30 November 2020 19:55 PM
Viewed 191 times
(3 times this week, 2 times this month, 54 times this year)

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

Sunday 17 November 2019 14:11 PM
Viewed 332 times
(1 time this month, 62 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator at the down end of Essendon

Sunday 17 November 2019 12:36 PM
Viewed 332 times
(3 times this month, 76 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Roxburgh Park

Sunday 17 November 2019 11:22 AM
Viewed 241 times
(1 time this month, 61 times this year)

Automatic rail lubricator on the ARTC tracks at Albion

Sunday 17 November 2019 10:44 AM
Viewed 290 times
(2 times this month, 63 times this year)

All kinds of gunk stuck onto stray grease at Dudley Street

Sunday 17 November 2019 09:19 AM
Viewed 270 times
(1 time this month, 64 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

Monday 4 November 2019 15:55 PM
Viewed 314 times
(4 times this month, 54 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

Tuesday 29 October 2019 13:03 PM
Viewed 286 times
(5 times this month, 60 times this year)

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

Sunday 27 October 2019 11:07 AM
Viewed 359 times
(9 times this month, 97 times this year)

Viewed 3532 times (1 time this week, 36 times this month, 186 times this year)