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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)

Glenroy substation, switchyard for 22 kV input

Saturday 29 September 2012 11:26 AM
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Pascoe Vale substation, commissioned in 1964 with 1,500 kW capacity

Saturday 29 September 2012 11:11 AM
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(3 times this month, 102 times this year)

Pascoe Vale substation, feeder cables 311/1, 309/1, 310/1 and 308/1

Saturday 29 September 2012 11:10 AM
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Pascoe Vale substation, modernised switchgear and transformers in the switchyard

Saturday 29 September 2012 11:10 AM
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(1 time this month, 96 times this year)

Pascoe Vale substation, feeders to the overhead

Saturday 29 September 2012 11:08 AM
Viewed 891 times
(2 times this month, 86 times this year)

Pascoe Vale substation, modern rectifier transformer and circuit breaker retrofitted

Saturday 29 September 2012 11:07 AM
Viewed 1076 times
(2 times this month, 103 times this year)

Pascoe Vale substation, modern auxiliary and signalling transformers retrofitted

Saturday 29 September 2012 11:07 AM
Viewed 914 times
(1 time this month, 77 times this year)

Pascoe Vale substation, decommissioned transformer abandoned in the switchyard

Saturday 29 September 2012 11:06 AM
Viewed 859 times
(1 time this month, 92 times this year)

Pascoe Vale substation, a second decommissioned transformer abandoned in the switchyard

Saturday 29 September 2012 11:06 AM
Viewed 870 times
(2 times this month, 73 times this year)

Pascoe Vale substation, located at the down end of the station

Saturday 29 September 2012 11:05 AM
Viewed 927 times
(13 times this month, 97 times this year)

Royal Park substation, 22 kV feeders located above the traction overhead

Sunday 16 September 2012 10:20 AM
Viewed 833 times
(3 times this month, 77 times this year)

Royal Park substation, main equipment room and switchyard

Sunday 16 September 2012 10:20 AM
Viewed 1039 times
(2 times this month, 106 times this year)

Royal Park substation, traction feeds 253/1, 251/2, 252/1 and 250/2

Sunday 16 September 2012 10:20 AM
Viewed 850 times
(3 times this month, 78 times this year)

Royal Park substation, main transformer

Sunday 16 September 2012 10:17 AM
Viewed 1503 times
(5 times this month, 85 times this year)

Royal Park substation, 1960s-era British Thomson-Houston oil filled circuit breaker

Sunday 16 September 2012 10:17 AM
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(5 times this month, 188 times this year)

Royal Park substation, 'British Thomson-Houston' builders plate on an oil filled circuit breaker

Sunday 16 September 2012 10:16 AM
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(2 times this month, 118 times this year)

Royal Park substation, signalling transformers 1 and 2

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

Sunday 16 September 2012 10:16 AM
Viewed 818 times
(2 times this month, 71 times this year)

Royal Park substation, commissioned in 1964 with 1,500 kW capacity

Sunday 16 September 2012 10:15 AM
Viewed 900 times
(1 time this month, 75 times this year)

Sunbury substation, commissioned in 2012 with the electrification project

Saturday 8 September 2012 09:41 AM
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(1 time this month, 115 times this year)

Sunbury substation, trio of traction feeder cables

Saturday 8 September 2012 09:41 AM
Viewed 1118 times
(2 times this month, 78 times this year)

Jackson Creek substation, jumper cable between the side traction feeder and the catenary cable

Saturday 8 September 2012 09:40 AM
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(5 times this month, 186 times this year)

Jackson Creek substation, traction feeders to the overhead

Saturday 8 September 2012 09:39 AM
Viewed 1736 times
(4 times this month, 120 times this year)

Jackson Creek substation, temporary genset sitting outside the building for some reason

Saturday 8 September 2012 09:39 AM
Viewed 961 times
(3 times this month, 67 times this year)

Jackson Creek substation, commissioned in 2012 with the Sunbury electrification project

Saturday 8 September 2012 09:39 AM
Viewed 914 times
(3 times this month, 75 times this year)

Viewed 13424 times (98 times this month, 1148 times this year)