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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)

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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Calder Park substation, traction feeders to the overhead

8 September 2012 09:29 AM
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Calder Park substation, commissioned in 2012 with the Sunbury electrification project

8 September 2012 09:29 AM
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Sydenham substation, trio of traction feeders

8 September 2012 09:26 AM
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Sunshine tie station: now completed

8 September 2012 09:14 AM
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Former Hurstbridge substation: 600 kW commissioned in 1929

Fitted with a Mercury Arc rectifier and fed by 25 Hz power, it was decommissioned in the early 1960s

26 August 2012 14:51 PM
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Diamond Creek tie station, commissioned in early 1960s

Gippsland-style stanchions were used when the substation was opened, but the rest of the line still used wooden poles

26 August 2012 13:06 PM
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Diamond Creek tie station, traction feeds 221/1 and 219/1

26 August 2012 13:06 PM
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Hurstbridge substation traction feeds

26 August 2012 12:05 PM
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Hurstbridge substation, commissioned in 1993

Around 2,000 kW capacity, it was added to supply the auxiliary load of Comeng trains stabled in the yard

26 August 2012 12:05 PM
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Hurstbridge substation, traction feeds 223/1 and 229/1

26 August 2012 12:05 PM
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Wattle Glen substation, switchyard and main transformer

26 August 2012 11:54 AM
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Wattle Glen substation, signalling and auxiliary transformers

26 August 2012 11:53 AM
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