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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 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
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Grease pot in place on the tracks at Caulfield station

22 March 2016 10:46 AM
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Grease pot at the North Melbourne portal to the City Loop

18 February 2016 13:26 PM
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Rail lubricator on the up Burnley Through track at Richmond Junction

1 February 2016 17:23 PM
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'Grease pot' rail lubricator at the entrance to the City Loop at North Melbourne

4 February 2013 08:51 AM
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