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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)

Ferntree Gully substation, apparently the only one of this design, located at the up end of the station

Thursday 26 January 2012 18:57 PM
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Upper Ferntree Gully tie station, located at the down end of the station

Thursday 26 January 2012 18:48 PM
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Upper Ferntree Gully tie station, traction feeds 146/1 and 144/1

Thursday 26 January 2012 18:47 PM
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Upper Ferntree Gully tie station

Thursday 26 January 2012 18:46 PM
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Upwey substation at the down end of the station, commissioned in 1962 with 3000 kW capacity

Thursday 26 January 2012 18:39 PM
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Upwey substation, traction feeds 148/1 and 146/1

Thursday 26 January 2012 18:39 PM
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Upwey substation, view of switchyard

Thursday 26 January 2012 18:38 PM
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Hawthorn substation, view of the modern transformers and breakers in the switchyard

Thursday 26 January 2012 16:33 PM
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Hawthorn substation, halfway to Glenferrie station

Thursday 26 January 2012 16:32 PM
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Burnley substation, traction feeds on the railway side, commissioned in 1961 with 3000 kW capacity

Thursday 26 January 2012 16:15 PM
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Burnley substation, mostly enclosed, only a few transformers in the switchyard

Thursday 26 January 2012 16:10 PM
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Galvin tie station, commissioned in 2011 to replace the original one across the mainline

Saturday 10 December 2011 16:07 PM
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Termination point of the railway's 22 kV traction power feed at South Yarra

Friday 11 November 2011 18:32 PM
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St Albans substation, colorbond clad shed holding transformers and switchgear

Saturday 29 October 2011 09:42 AM
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St Albans substation, just south of Keilor Plains station, opened with Sydenham electrification in 2002

Saturday 29 October 2011 09:42 AM
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St Albans substation, feeder cables to the overhead, the cables into the substation are underground

Saturday 29 October 2011 09:41 AM
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Tottenham substation, down side of the station, 1500 kW capacity commissioned in 1960

Sunday 18 September 2011 16:25 PM
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Yarraville substation, at Francis Street, 1500 kW capacity commissioned in 1967

Saturday 3 September 2011 12:30 PM
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Thomastown substation, at the up end of station, 1500 kW capacity commissioned in 1960

Replaced by a new substation across the tracks as part of the South Morang Rail Extension Project

Saturday 20 August 2011 15:31 PM
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Officer substation, commissioned with Gippsland electrification in 1954

Saturday 13 August 2011 16:32 PM
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Officer substation, traction power feed, looking up the line

Saturday 13 August 2011 16:31 PM
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Craigieburn Sidings substation, tilt-slab concrete construction, built as part of the stabling yard upgrades

Saturday 12 March 2011 19:29 PM
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East Malvern tie station, at the down end of the station. Traction feeds 163/1, 155/1, 153/2, 154/1 and 152/2

Wednesday 27 October 2010 16:13 PM
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Hawthorn substation, commissioned in 1959 with 1500 kW capacity

Tuesday 19 October 2010 09:14 AM
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