Photograph of railbed mechanism


Photograph of railbed mechanism

Object number



About this object

Grease pot (activated by wheel flanges to grease tight curves and prevent squeal and wear).

Maker & role

Les Downey

Date made


Place made

[place of publication not identified]


1 negative : black and white ; 35 mm.

Subject & association description

Railroads/New Zealand/Maintenance and repair


Les Downey Rail Collection

Credit line

Downey, Les. (1972-1976). [Photograph of railbed mechanism]. Ref: 14-1019. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

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