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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)

Ashburton substation, 1,000 kW capacity commissioned in 1958

9 June 2012 16:24 PM
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Ashburton substation: aging transformers and circuit breakers in the switchyard

9 June 2012 16:23 PM
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Mount Waverley substation, traction feeders to the overhead

9 June 2012 16:01 PM
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Mount Waverley substation, again with modern equipment in the switchyard

9 June 2012 16:00 PM
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Mount Waverley substation, 1,500 kW capacity commissioned in 1955

9 June 2012 15:59 PM
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Glen Waverley substation, with modern equipment in the switchyard

9 June 2012 15:37 PM
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Glen Waverley substation, 1,000 kW capacity commissioned in 1962

9 June 2012 15:36 PM
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Oakleigh substation, aging equipment in the switchyard

9 June 2012 10:41 AM
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Oakleigh substation, 1,500 kW capacity commissioned in 1957

9 June 2012 10:39 AM
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Hughesdale tie station, located at the up end of the station

9 June 2012 10:26 AM
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Hughesdale tie station, the second set of connections to the overhead

9 June 2012 10:23 AM
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22 kV AC feeder along the Dandenong line at Murrumbeena

9 June 2012 10:10 AM
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22 kV AC feeder along the Dandenong line at Murrumbeena

9 June 2012 10:10 AM
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Caulfield substation, 6,000 kW capacity commissioned in 1956

9 June 2012 09:31 AM
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Caulfield substation, original building dating from the original electrification of the suburban network in the 1910s

Originally opened on electrification, fed by a 25 Hz supply with three rotary converters providing 9,000 kW capacity

9 June 2012 09:31 AM
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MetRail Power 'Engineering Department / Substation Section' sticker at Flinders Street

Note the old Batman Avenue address of Electrol

26 May 2012 17:56 PM
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East Camberwell substation, hidden behind trees on the former Outer Circle alignment

26 May 2012 16:06 PM
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East Camberwell substation, traction feeders, with the 22 kV feeders above headed east

26 May 2012 16:03 PM
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East Camberwell substation, rail side showing the communication huts

26 May 2012 16:02 PM
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East Camberwell substation, terminus of 22 kV AC feeder 22/24 from Hawthorn and Burnley

26 May 2012 16:00 PM
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East Camberwell substation, traction feeders connected to the main lines

26 May 2012 15:56 PM
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East Camberwell substation, pair of transformers sit outside the building

26 May 2012 15:52 PM
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East Camberwell substation, the current 1,500 kW of 50 Hz operated equipment commissioned in 1960 inside an existing building

Originally opened on electrification, fed by a 25 Hz supply with three rotary converters providing 9,000 kW capacity

26 May 2012 15:51 PM
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Surrey Hills tie station

26 May 2012 15:41 PM
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