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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 between Ivanhoe and Eaglemont now commissioned

28 December 2018 11:23 AM
Viewed 210 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 18 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the up track at West Richmond

28 December 2018 08:31 AM
Viewed 466 times
(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 40 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Southern Cross

21 December 2018 08:09 AM
Viewed 290 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 33 times this year)

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

29 November 2018 08:37 AM
Viewed 218 times
(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 21 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Southern Cross

29 November 2018 08:37 AM
Viewed 221 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 28 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Altona Junction

27 November 2018 08:37 AM
Viewed 208 times
(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 22 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator north of Middle Gorge station

21 November 2018 12:04 PM
Viewed 193 times
(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 20 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator awaiting commissioning between Ivanhoe and Eaglemont

21 November 2018 11:05 AM
Viewed 230 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 28 times this year)

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

9 November 2018 13:46 PM
Viewed 234 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 27 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 262 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 40 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the city end of Mont Albert

4 November 2018 18:17 PM
Viewed 273 times
(3 times this week, 5 times this month, 31 times this year)

'Grease pot' rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Cremorne

29 August 2018 14:02 PM
Viewed 802 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 238 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the up end of Frankston

26 August 2018 14:44 PM
Viewed 260 times
(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 48 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the down end of Newport

15 August 2018 10:16 AM
Viewed 246 times
(7 times this month, 59 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Altona Junction

15 August 2018 10:13 AM
Viewed 182 times
(3 times this month, 32 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the suburban tracks outside Southern Cross

3 August 2018 14:16 PM
Viewed 285 times
(5 times this month, 73 times this year)

Automated rail lubricator at the Southern Cross approach to the North Melbourne flyover

30 July 2018 08:50 AM
Viewed 244 times
(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 55 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Albion

29 May 2018 10:26 AM
Viewed 225 times
(1 time this month, 67 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Pakenham

24 May 2018 11:02 AM
Viewed 262 times
(3 times this month, 72 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Frankston

12 April 2018 12:37 PM
Viewed 330 times
(5 times this month, 79 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Heathmont

24 March 2018 15:48 PM
Viewed 442 times
(4 times this month, 108 times this year)

'Grease pot' rail lubricator at the up end of Blackburn station

24 March 2018 15:33 PM
Viewed 335 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 98 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the city end of Mont Albert

24 March 2018 15:26 PM
Viewed 247 times
(4 times this month, 70 times this year)

Pair of Lincoln automatic rail lubricators at the city end of Camberwell

24 March 2018 15:16 PM
Viewed 294 times
(2 times this month, 89 times this year)

Viewed 2582 times (5 times this week, 34 times this month, 70 times this year)