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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.

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

17 November 2019 14:11 PM
Viewed 85 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 85 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator at the down end of Essendon

17 November 2019 12:36 PM
Viewed 80 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 80 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Roxburgh Park

17 November 2019 11:22 AM
Viewed 67 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 67 times this year)

Automatic rail lubricator on the ARTC tracks at Albion

17 November 2019 10:44 AM
Viewed 72 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 72 times this year)

All kinds of gunk stuck onto stray grease at Dudley Street

17 November 2019 09:19 AM
Viewed 74 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 74 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 89 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 89 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 101 times
(8 times this month, 101 times this year)

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

27 October 2019 11:07 AM
Viewed 91 times
(5 times this week, 7 times this month, 91 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the entrance to Southern Cross Station

26 October 2019 15:59 PM
Viewed 92 times
(3 times this week, 7 times this month, 92 times this year)

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

30 September 2019 08:59 AM
Viewed 107 times
(9 times this month, 107 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the entrance to Southern Cross Station

20 September 2019 08:23 AM
Viewed 93 times
(3 times this week, 8 times this month, 3 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the up end of Bacchus Marsh

18 June 2019 11:05 AM
Viewed 125 times
(5 times this week, 11 times this month, 25 times this year)

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

20 January 2019 14:00 PM
Viewed 174 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 75 times this year)

'Grease pot' rail lubricator between Heidelberg and Eaglemont

20 January 2019 12:20 PM
Viewed 185 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 94 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at South Morang

20 January 2019 11:21 AM
Viewed 147 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 64 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator north of Middle Gorge station

20 January 2019 10:12 AM
Viewed 169 times
(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 66 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Reservoir

20 January 2019 09:55 AM
Viewed 172 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 71 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Victoria Park

20 January 2019 09:42 AM
Viewed 149 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 64 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the up track at West Richmond

20 January 2019 09:40 AM
Viewed 140 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 57 times this year)

Automatic rail lubricators on the RRL tracks at Southern Cross

20 January 2019 09:08 AM
Viewed 137 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 54 times this year)

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

20 January 2019 08:53 AM
Viewed 143 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 56 times this year)

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

20 January 2019 08:53 AM
Viewed 156 times
(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 67 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator between Ivanhoe and Eaglemont now commissioned

28 December 2018 11:23 AM
Viewed 156 times
(3 times this week, 6 times this month, 72 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the up track at West Richmond

28 December 2018 08:31 AM
Viewed 366 times
(4 times this week, 12 times this month, 195 times this year)

Viewed 2179 times (16 times this week, 28 times this month, 396 times this year)