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Melbourne tram tracks

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

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

Tuesday 1 May 2012 14:10 PM
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Fixed part of a single bladed point - aka the 'mate'

Eastern end of the Spencer Street crossover on La Trobe Street

Tuesday 1 May 2012 14:10 PM
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'M&MTB' stamped in the tramway pointwork

Tuesday 1 May 2012 14:09 PM
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West end of the Spencer Street crossover on La Trobe Street

Tuesday 1 May 2012 14:09 PM
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Relaid track on Elizabeth Street at Little Lonsdale

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

Friday 27 April 2012 13:36 PM
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Partially removed crossover on Elizabeth Street at Lonsdale

Friday 27 April 2012 13:36 PM
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10 kph limit over the removed crossover on Elizabeth Street at Lonsdale

Friday 27 April 2012 13:35 PM
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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

Friday 27 April 2012 13:34 PM
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PTC-era 'Tram Accident Blackspot Area' sign

Tuesday 24 April 2012 20:35 PM
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Really cruddy looking track northbound on Elizabeth Street at La Trobe Street

Friday 6 April 2012 16:29 PM
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The soon to be removed single track south to west curve from Elizabeth to La Trobe Streets

Friday 6 April 2012 16:28 PM
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Single track south to west curve from La Trobe to Elizabeth Streets

Friday 6 April 2012 16:27 PM
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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

Friday 6 April 2012 16:27 PM
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Looking east on La Trobe Street at Elizabeth Street

Friday 6 April 2012 16:26 PM
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Looking east along Victoria Street

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

Saturday 24 March 2012 17:54 PM
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Lonsdale Street crossover on Elizabeth Street

Tuesday 20 March 2012 13:48 PM
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'YT' imprinted in the concrete sleepers used by Yarra Trams

Wednesday 14 March 2012 17:44 PM
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Trackwork at the junction of Kings Way and Sturt Street

Looking north-east back towards the city

Wednesday 14 March 2012 16:49 PM
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Trackwork at Domain Interchange, looking down Domain Road

Wednesday 14 March 2012 16:30 PM
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That's rather pointless: making room for a bus lane by putting cars into the tram lane

Southbound on Queensbridge Street

Wednesday 14 March 2012 16:11 PM
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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

Sunday 11 March 2012 13:10 PM
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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

Sunday 11 March 2012 13:10 PM
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Inductive loop embedded in a concrete slab on ballast track, use to trigger traffic lights up ahead

Sunday 11 March 2012 13:04 PM
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Crossover at Essendon Airport on route 59

Sunday 11 March 2012 12:42 PM
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