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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.

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 30 times
(4 times this week, 30 times this month, 30 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator at the up end of Blackburn

Tuesday 13 July 2021 13:39 PM
Viewed 21 times
(5 times this month, 21 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Cremorne

Tuesday 13 July 2021 09:48 AM
Viewed 30 times
(7 times this month, 30 times this year)

'Greasepot' rail lubricator north of Southern Cross Station

Thursday 8 April 2021 17:58 PM
Viewed 48 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 48 times this year)

Grease pop at the up end of Blackburn station

Saturday 27 February 2021 14:43 PM
Viewed 80 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 80 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 109 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 109 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 117 times
(2 times this month, 117 times this year)

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

Sunday 17 November 2019 14:11 PM
Viewed 241 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 133 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator at the down end of Essendon

Sunday 17 November 2019 12:36 PM
Viewed 232 times
(5 times this month, 130 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Roxburgh Park

Sunday 17 November 2019 11:22 AM
Viewed 164 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 87 times this year)

Automatic rail lubricator on the ARTC tracks at Albion

Sunday 17 November 2019 10:44 AM
Viewed 200 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 113 times this year)

All kinds of gunk stuck onto stray grease at Dudley Street

Sunday 17 November 2019 09:19 AM
Viewed 182 times
(1 time this month, 94 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 241 times
(5 times this month, 114 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 206 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 96 times this year)

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

Sunday 27 October 2019 11:07 AM
Viewed 236 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 130 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the entrance to Southern Cross Station

Saturday 26 October 2019 15:59 PM
Viewed 230 times
(7 times this month, 123 times this year)

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

Monday 30 September 2019 08:59 AM
Viewed 225 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 118 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the entrance to Southern Cross Station

Friday 20 September 2019 08:23 AM
Viewed 225 times
(3 times this month, 135 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the up end of Bacchus Marsh

Tuesday 18 June 2019 11:05 AM
Viewed 230 times
(1 time this month, 23 times this year)

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

Sunday 20 January 2019 14:00 PM
Viewed 284 times
(3 times this month, 78 times this year)

'Grease pot' rail lubricator between Heidelberg and Eaglemont

Sunday 20 January 2019 12:20 PM
Viewed 297 times
(5 times this month, 72 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at South Morang

Sunday 20 January 2019 11:21 AM
Viewed 241 times
(4 times this month, 66 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator north of Middle Gorge station

Sunday 20 January 2019 10:12 AM
Viewed 280 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 76 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Reservoir

Sunday 20 January 2019 09:55 AM
Viewed 278 times
(3 times this month, 70 times this year)

Viewed 3033 times (7 times this week, 48 times this month, 521 times this year)