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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.

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

23 February 2018 18:06 PM
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(3 times this month, 5 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Jolimont

16 February 2018 13:53 PM
Viewed 203 times
(4 times this month, 8 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 292 times
(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 13 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
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(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 33 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Roxburgh Park

23 December 2017 17:39 PM
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(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 26 times this year)

Lincoln automatic rail lubricator on the suburban tracks at Albion

13 November 2017 12:03 PM
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(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 31 times this year)

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

27 October 2017 08:43 AM
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(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 87 times this year)

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

28 September 2017 08:30 AM
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(3 times this week, 40 times this year)

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

19 September 2017 08:39 AM
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(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 108 times this year)

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

19 September 2017 08:39 AM
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(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 43 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 338 times
(2 times this month, 49 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
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(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 84 times this year)

Grease pots on the Clifton Hill and Burnley Viaduct tracks

22 June 2017 11:48 AM
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(3 times this week, 7 times this month, 86 times this year)

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

21 June 2017 15:12 PM
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(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 72 times this year)

Track sensor for a Lincoln automatic rail lubricator

21 June 2017 15:11 PM
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(3 times this week, 6 times this month, 58 times this year)

Track sensor for a Lincoln automatic rail lubricator

21 June 2017 15:11 PM
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(3 times this week, 4 times this month, 61 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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Track sensor and grease delivery output on a Lincoln automatic rail lubricator

21 June 2017 15:10 PM
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(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 57 times this year)

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

21 June 2017 15:10 PM
Viewed 315 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 56 times this year)

Rail lubricator on the up Sandringham line at Richmond

22 March 2017 12:44 PM
Viewed 461 times
(1 time this month, 0 times this year)

Rail lubricator on the up Caulfield local line at Richmond

22 March 2017 12:44 PM
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(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 1 time this year)

Rail lubricator in up line near Burnley station

18 March 2017 12:00 PM
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(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 2 times this year)

Grease pot at the up end of Blackburn station

18 February 2017 17:32 PM
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(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 5 times this year)

Grease pot at the down end of Burnley

18 February 2017 17:09 PM
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(2 times this month, 2 times this year)

Viewed 1858 times (2 times this week, 13 times this month, 75 times this year)