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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 awaiting commissioning between Ivanhoe and Eaglemont

21 November 2018 11:05 AM
Viewed 106 times
(3 times this month, 106 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 108 times
(5 times this month, 108 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 119 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 119 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the city end of Mont Albert

4 November 2018 18:17 PM
Viewed 124 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 1 time this year)

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

29 August 2018 14:02 PM
Viewed 358 times
(3 times this week, 20 times this month, 43 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the up end of Frankston

26 August 2018 14:44 PM
Viewed 144 times, 16 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the down end of Newport

15 August 2018 10:16 AM
Viewed 126 times
(4 times this month, 16 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Altona Junction

15 August 2018 10:13 AM
Viewed 98 times
(2 times this month, 15 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the suburban tracks outside Southern Cross

3 August 2018 14:16 PM
Viewed 144 times, 24 times this year)

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

30 July 2018 08:50 AM
Viewed 126 times, 17 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Albion

29 May 2018 10:26 AM
Viewed 122 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 30 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Pakenham

24 May 2018 11:02 AM
Viewed 154 times, 33 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Frankston

12 April 2018 12:37 PM
Viewed 210 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 49 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Heathmont

24 March 2018 15:48 PM
Viewed 290 times
(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 88 times this year)

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

24 March 2018 15:33 PM
Viewed 213 times, 58 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the city end of Mont Albert

24 March 2018 15:26 PM
Viewed 153 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 46 times this year)

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

24 March 2018 15:16 PM
Viewed 176 times, 51 times this year)

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

13 March 2018 12:15 PM
Viewed 135 times
(3 times this month, 48 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the Clifton Hill Viaduct track

24 February 2018 14:11 PM
Viewed 508 times, 159 times this year)

Pair of Lincoln automatic rail lubricators at Burnley on the line towards Camberwell

23 February 2018 18:06 PM
Viewed 149 times
(2 times this week, 54 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Jolimont

16 February 2018 13:53 PM
Viewed 179 times
(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 60 times this year)

'Grease pot' rail lubricator on the approach to the Clifton Hill Loop at Southern Cross

11 February 2018 13:07 PM
Viewed 241 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 97 times this year)

Old fashioned 'grease pot' rail lubricator spilling grease all over the tracks at Maribyrnong River Junction

29 December 2017 09:03 AM
Viewed 348 times
(2 times this week, 11 times this month, 136 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Roxburgh Park

23 December 2017 17:39 PM
Viewed 219 times, 77 times this year)

Viewed 1613 times (8 times this week, 12 times this month, 556 times this year)