Track Oiler

Clean out switch and grease rails around curves on streetcar tracks.

What does a Track Oiler do?

Cleans out switches and greases rails around curves on streetcar tracks: Drives three-wheeled motorcycle, equipped with cleaning apparatus and lubricants, along track. Pumps water from electric track-switch box with manually operated suction pump. Sweeps dirt from track switch with broom. Greases curves in rails with grease stick so that flanges on car wheels will be able to adjust to curves without breaking. Throws rock salt over switches during cold weather to counteract freezing.