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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 on the suburban tracks at Albion

13 November 2017 12:03 PM
Viewed 199 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 0 times this year)

Grease applicators for a L.B. Foster automatic rail lubricator at North Melbourne Junction

27 October 2017 08:43 AM
Viewed 477 times
(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 5 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator in place on the Upfield line tracks at North Melbourne Junction

28 September 2017 08:30 AM
Viewed 308 times
(3 times this month, 6 times this year)

Grease applicators for a L.B. Foster automatic rail lubricator at North Melbourne Junction

19 September 2017 08:39 AM
Viewed 456 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 31 times this year)

L.B. Foster automatic rail lubricator beside a similar Lincoln unit at North Melbourne Junction

19 September 2017 08:39 AM
Viewed 264 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 13 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator in place at North Melbourne Junction

Sensors and grease applicators yet to be connected up to the running lines

21 August 2017 08:44 AM
Viewed 303 times
(1 time this month, 14 times this year)

Grease pot in the Apex quarry siding at Kilmore East

Note the extra splotches of grease ~1.5 metres from the lubricator - extra grease moved by slow moving wheels

13 July 2017 13:27 PM
Viewed 594 times
(3 times this month, 40 times this year)

Grease pots on the Clifton Hill and Burnley Viaduct tracks

22 June 2017 11:48 AM
Viewed 322 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 34 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator ready to be connected to the suburban tracks at Albion

21 June 2017 15:12 PM
Viewed 565 times, 32 times this year)

Track sensor for a Lincoln automatic rail lubricator

21 June 2017 15:11 PM
Viewed 292 times, 27 times this year)

Track sensor for a Lincoln automatic rail lubricator

21 June 2017 15:11 PM
Viewed 271 times
(1 time this month, 28 times this year)

Track sensor and grease delivery output on a Lincoln automatic rail lubricator

21 June 2017 15:10 PM
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(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 34 times this year)

Track sensor and grease delivery output on a Lincoln automatic rail lubricator

21 June 2017 15:10 PM
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Lincoln automatic rail lubricator ready to be connected to the suburban tracks at Albion

21 June 2017 15:10 PM
Viewed 285 times
(1 time this month, 26 times this year)

Rail lubricator on the up Sandringham line at Richmond

22 March 2017 12:44 PM
Viewed 420 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 79 times this year)

Rail lubricator on the up Caulfield local line at Richmond

22 March 2017 12:44 PM
Viewed 296 times, 54 times this year)

Rail lubricator in up line near Burnley station

18 March 2017 12:00 PM
Viewed 383 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 64 times this year)

Grease pot at the up end of Blackburn station

18 February 2017 17:32 PM
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Grease pot at the down end of Burnley

18 February 2017 17:09 PM
Viewed 347 times
(2 times this week, 1 time this month, 49 times this year)

Grease pot in place on the tracks at Caulfield station

22 March 2016 10:46 AM
Viewed 607 times
(7 times this month, 84 times this year)

Grease pot at the North Melbourne portal to the City Loop

18 February 2016 13:26 PM
Viewed 567 times
(8 times this month, 100 times this year)

Rail lubricator on the up Burnley Through track at Richmond Junction

1 February 2016 17:23 PM
Viewed 504 times
(1 time this month, 63 times this year)

'Grease pot' rail lubricator at the entrance to the City Loop at North Melbourne

4 February 2013 08:51 AM
Viewed 5065 times
(5 times this week, 29 times this month, 467 times this year)

Viewed 1614 times (9 times this week, 13 times this month, 557 times this year)