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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.

Grease pot rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Southern Cross

21 December 2018 08:09 AM
Viewed 144 times
(4 times this week, 12 times this month, 15 times this year)

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

29 November 2018 08:37 AM
Viewed 131 times
(5 times this week, 8 times this month, 17 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Southern Cross

29 November 2018 08:37 AM
Viewed 117 times
(5 times this week, 6 times this month, 16 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Altona Junction

27 November 2018 08:37 AM
Viewed 112 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 15 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator north of Middle Gorge station

21 November 2018 12:04 PM
Viewed 113 times
(9 times this month, 16 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator awaiting commissioning between Ivanhoe and Eaglemont

21 November 2018 11:05 AM
Viewed 122 times
(5 times this month, 15 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 126 times
(4 times this week, 4 times this month, 18 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 138 times
(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 18 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the city end of Mont Albert

4 November 2018 18:17 PM
Viewed 146 times
(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 23 times this year)

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

29 August 2018 14:02 PM
Viewed 394 times
(4 times this week, 5 times this month, 79 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the up end of Frankston

26 August 2018 14:44 PM
Viewed 163 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 35 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the down end of Newport

15 August 2018 10:16 AM
Viewed 145 times
(6 times this week, 9 times this month, 35 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Altona Junction

15 August 2018 10:13 AM
Viewed 115 times
(2 times this week, 5 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 160 times
(3 times this month, 40 times this year)

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

30 July 2018 08:50 AM
Viewed 140 times
(1 time this month, 31 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Albion

29 May 2018 10:26 AM
Viewed 136 times
(3 times this month, 44 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Pakenham

24 May 2018 11:02 AM
Viewed 169 times
(1 time this month, 48 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Frankston

12 April 2018 12:37 PM
Viewed 226 times
(5 times this month, 65 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at Heathmont

24 March 2018 15:48 PM
Viewed 309 times
(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 107 times this year)

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

24 March 2018 15:33 PM
Viewed 227 times
(5 times this month, 72 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator at the city end of Mont Albert

24 March 2018 15:26 PM
Viewed 166 times
(5 times this month, 59 times this year)

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

24 March 2018 15:16 PM
Viewed 191 times
(3 times this month, 66 times this year)

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

13 March 2018 12:15 PM
Viewed 145 times
(4 times this month, 58 times this year)

Grease pot rail lubricator on the Clifton Hill Viaduct track

24 February 2018 14:11 PM
Viewed 546 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 197 times this year)

Viewed 1761 times (11 times this week, 26 times this month, 704 times this year)