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Melbourne railway traction substations

Scattered around Melbourne's suburban railway network, 68 traction substations convert 22,000V AC power supplied by electricity companies to the 1500V DC used by trains. The extension of suburban trains to South Morang and Sunbury will add four more. (a different source put the number in 2008 at 67 substations and 23 tie stations)

Pascoe Vale substation, modernised switchgear and transformers in the switchyard

29 September 2012 11:10 AM
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Pascoe Vale substation, feeders to the overhead

29 September 2012 11:08 AM
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Pascoe Vale substation, modern rectifier transformer and circuit breaker retrofitted

29 September 2012 11:07 AM
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Pascoe Vale substation, modern auxiliary and signalling transformers retrofitted

29 September 2012 11:07 AM
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Pascoe Vale substation, decommissioned transformer abandoned in the switchyard

29 September 2012 11:06 AM
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Pascoe Vale substation, a second decommissioned transformer abandoned in the switchyard

29 September 2012 11:06 AM
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Pascoe Vale substation, located at the down end of the station

29 September 2012 11:05 AM
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Royal Park substation, 22 kV feeders located above the traction overhead

16 September 2012 10:20 AM
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Royal Park substation, main equipment room and switchyard

16 September 2012 10:20 AM
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Royal Park substation, traction feeds 253/1, 251/2, 252/1 and 250/2

16 September 2012 10:20 AM
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Royal Park substation, main transformer

16 September 2012 10:17 AM
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Royal Park substation, 1960s-era British Thomson-Houston oil filled circuit breaker

16 September 2012 10:17 AM
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Royal Park substation, 'British Thomson-Houston' builders plate on an oil filled circuit breaker

16 September 2012 10:16 AM
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Royal Park substation, signalling transformers 1 and 2

Presumably ST1 was original, and ST2 was added as part of the late-1990s signalling upgrade

16 September 2012 10:16 AM
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Royal Park substation, commissioned in 1964 with 1,500 kW capacity

16 September 2012 10:15 AM
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Sunbury substation, commissioned in 2012 with the electrification project

8 September 2012 09:41 AM
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Sunbury substation, trio of traction feeder cables

8 September 2012 09:41 AM
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Jackson Creek substation, jumper cable between the side traction feeder and the catenary cable

8 September 2012 09:40 AM
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Jackson Creek substation, traction feeders to the overhead

8 September 2012 09:39 AM
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Jackson Creek substation, temporary genset sitting outside the building for some reason

8 September 2012 09:39 AM
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Jackson Creek substation, commissioned in 2012 with the Sunbury electrification project

8 September 2012 09:39 AM
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Diggers Rest substation, mural commissioned to beautify the car park facing side

8 September 2012 09:36 AM
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Diggers Rest substation, commissioned in 2012 with the Sunbury electrification project

8 September 2012 09:36 AM
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Holden Road substation, commissioned in 2012 with the Sunbury electrification project

8 September 2012 09:32 AM
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