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Melbourne tram tracks

Tram tracks, pointwork, junctions, signals and so on from around the Melbourne tram network.

The single track Elizabeth to La Trobe Street curve removed

4 May 2012 14:12 PM
Viewed 673 times, 26 times this year)

Single bladed point at the east end of the Spencer Street crossover on La Trobe Street

1 May 2012 14:10 PM
Viewed 955 times, 38 times this year)

Fixed part of a single bladed point - aka the 'mate'

Eastern end of the Spencer Street crossover on La Trobe Street

1 May 2012 14:10 PM
Viewed 908 times
(1 time this week, 33 times this year)

'M&MTB' stamped in the tramway pointwork

1 May 2012 14:09 PM
Viewed 737 times, 32 times this year)

West end of the Spencer Street crossover on La Trobe Street

1 May 2012 14:09 PM
Viewed 643 times, 17 times this year)

Relaid track on Elizabeth Street at Little Lonsdale

Note the height difference, with trams being much lower than the rest of the road

27 April 2012 13:36 PM
Viewed 624 times, 32 times this year)

Partially removed crossover on Elizabeth Street at Lonsdale

27 April 2012 13:36 PM
Viewed 636 times, 35 times this year)

10 kph limit over the removed crossover on Elizabeth Street at Lonsdale

27 April 2012 13:35 PM
Viewed 621 times
(1 time this week, 29 times this year)

Partially removed crossover on Elizabeth Street at Lonsdale

The western set of points was removed some time ago, the recent track works left it as is

27 April 2012 13:34 PM
Viewed 654 times, 30 times this year)

PTC-era 'Tram Accident Blackspot Area' sign

24 April 2012 20:35 PM
Viewed 793 times, 22 times this year)

Really cruddy looking track northbound on Elizabeth Street at La Trobe Street

6 April 2012 16:29 PM
Viewed 635 times
(1 time this week, 31 times this year)

Single track south to west curve from La Trobe to Elizabeth Streets

6 April 2012 16:27 PM
Viewed 643 times
(1 time this week, 29 times this year)

Crossover on La Trobe Street at Elizabeth Street

Note the gouges in the asphalt of the left (westbound) track - a tram must have derailed at some point

6 April 2012 16:27 PM
Viewed 540 times, 27 times this year)

Looking east on La Trobe Street at Elizabeth Street

6 April 2012 16:26 PM
Viewed 626 times, 30 times this year)

Looking east along Victoria Street

The two little used crossovers at visible in the background: note the single bladed point

24 March 2012 17:54 PM
Viewed 825 times, 20 times this year)

Lonsdale Street crossover on Elizabeth Street

20 March 2012 13:48 PM
Viewed 571 times, 19 times this year)

'YT' imprinted in the concrete sleepers used by Yarra Trams

14 March 2012 17:44 PM
Viewed 650 times, 17 times this year)

Trackwork at the junction of Kings Way and Sturt Street

Looking north-east back towards the city

14 March 2012 16:49 PM
Viewed 663 times
(1 time this week, 24 times this year)

Trackwork at Domain Interchange, looking down Domain Road

14 March 2012 16:30 PM
Viewed 822 times, 13 times this year)

That's rather pointless: making room for a bus lane by putting cars into the tram lane

Southbound on Queensbridge Street

14 March 2012 16:11 PM
Viewed 624 times, 30 times this year)

Reverse side of the disused colour light signal and MMTB track phone

Once upon a time the overhead in this section was de-energised except when a tram was using it, due to low flying aircraft at Essendon Airport. The work was done in 1954, but is no longer operational: http://tdu.to/164533.msg?sid=69399

11 March 2012 13:10 PM
Viewed 687 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 26 times this year)

Disused colour light signal for trams on Matthews Avenue, Airport West

Once upon a time the overhead in this section was de-energised except when a tram was using it, due to low flying aircraft at Essendon Airport. The work was done in 1954, but is no longer operational: http://tdu.to/164533.msg?sid=69399

11 March 2012 13:10 PM
Viewed 611 times
(1 time this week, 23 times this year)

Inductive loop embedded in a concrete slab on ballast track, use to trigger traffic lights up ahead

11 March 2012 13:04 PM
Viewed 2283 times
(1 time this week, 140 times this year)
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