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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 departing Sunshine on the RRL tracks towards Deer Park

30 September 2019 08:59 AM
Viewed 16 times
(16 times this month, 16 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the entrance to Southern Cross Station

20 September 2019 08:23 AM
Viewed 9 times
(9 times this month, 9 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the up end of Bacchus Marsh

18 June 2019 11:05 AM
Viewed 37 times
(9 times this month, 37 times this year)

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

20 January 2019 14:00 PM
Viewed 74 times
(4 times this month, 74 times this year)

'Grease pot' rail lubricator between Heidelberg and Eaglemont

20 January 2019 12:20 PM
Viewed 67 times
(4 times this month, 67 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at South Morang

20 January 2019 11:21 AM
Viewed 62 times
(2 times this month, 62 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator north of Middle Gorge station

20 January 2019 10:12 AM
Viewed 79 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 79 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Reservoir

20 January 2019 09:55 AM
Viewed 75 times
(2 times this week, 10 times this month, 75 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Victoria Park

20 January 2019 09:42 AM
Viewed 61 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 61 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the up track at West Richmond

20 January 2019 09:40 AM
Viewed 56 times
(2 times this month, 56 times this year)

Automatic rail lubricators on the RRL tracks at Southern Cross

20 January 2019 09:08 AM
Viewed 65 times
(3 times this month, 65 times this year)

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

20 January 2019 08:53 AM
Viewed 64 times
(4 times this month, 64 times this year)

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

20 January 2019 08:53 AM
Viewed 68 times
(3 times this month, 68 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator between Ivanhoe and Eaglemont now commissioned

28 December 2018 11:23 AM
Viewed 68 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 68 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the up track at West Richmond

28 December 2018 08:31 AM
Viewed 130 times
(8 times this month, 130 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Southern Cross

21 December 2018 08:09 AM
Viewed 104 times
(2 times this week, 11 times this month, 104 times this year)

Decommissioned grease pot rail lubricator abandoned beside the suburban tracks at Southern Cross

29 November 2018 08:37 AM
Viewed 104 times
(3 times this month, 104 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Southern Cross

29 November 2018 08:37 AM
Viewed 92 times
(3 times this month, 92 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Altona Junction

27 November 2018 08:37 AM
Viewed 87 times
(5 times this month, 87 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator north of Middle Gorge station

21 November 2018 12:04 PM
Viewed 88 times
(3 times this month, 88 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator awaiting commissioning between Ivanhoe and Eaglemont

21 November 2018 11:05 AM
Viewed 99 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 99 times this year)

Pair of grease pot rail lubricators on the approach to the Flinders Street Viaduct at Southern Cross

9 November 2018 13:45 PM
Viewed 113 times
(2 times this week, 113 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the city end of Mont Albert

4 November 2018 18:17 PM
Viewed 119 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 119 times this year)

Viewed 1576 times (1 time this week, 21 times this month, 519 times this year)