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Melbourne tramway traction substations

As of 2009 there were 41 traction substations scattered around Melbourne, converting the AC mains power to the 600 V DC required by trams. (a different source in 2008 put it as 46)

Substation 'Ma': section insulators and 'cut off' sign hanging from the overhead

5 February 2012 18:48 PM
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Substation 'Ma': rear view of the double storey building

5 February 2012 18:47 PM
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Substation 'Ma': entrance to the double storey building

5 February 2012 18:46 PM
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Substation 'Ma': why does it need an unattended substation need a mailbox?

5 February 2012 18:46 PM
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Substation 'Ma': underground traction feeders emerge on Malvern Road, headed west

5 February 2012 18:46 PM
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Substation 'Ma': modular 11 kV transformers outside the building

5 February 2012 18:46 PM
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Substation 'Ma', a double storey building on Malvern Road east of Glenferrie Road

5 February 2012 18:45 PM
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Substation 'Da': located in the former Malvern goods yard, off Glenferrie Road

5 February 2012 18:36 PM
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Substation 'Da': modular switchgear and transformers side outside the substation building

5 February 2012 18:33 PM
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Substation 'Da': underground traction feeders merge on Glenferrie Road

5 February 2012 18:28 PM
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Substation 'A': the original MMTB brick building on Maribyrnong Road

5 February 2012 12:29 PM
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Substation 'A': modern tilt-slab concrete building located behind the original brick substation

5 February 2012 12:28 PM
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Substation 'A': the modern tilt-slab concrete replacement for the original brick building

5 February 2012 12:27 PM
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Substation 'A': underground feeder cables emerge on Maribrynong Road and head in either direction

5 February 2012 12:26 PM
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Substation 'A': rats nest of feeder cables east on Maribyrnong Road

5 February 2012 12:26 PM
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Substation 'A': feeder cables emerge from underground and head west on Maribyrnong Road

5 February 2012 12:26 PM
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Substation 'A': traction power feed on Maribyrnong Road between Ascot Vale Road and Mount Alexander Road

5 February 2012 12:24 PM
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Traction power feed: six conductors on a steel post

5 February 2012 12:23 PM
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Traction power feed: this time an older timber post

5 February 2012 11:16 AM
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Traction power feed: four conductors on a steel post, separate from normal mains power

5 February 2012 11:15 AM
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Substation 'B': traction power feeds on Brunswick Road between Lygon Street and Sydney Road

5 February 2012 11:15 AM
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Substation 'S': traction feeds head underground at the edge of the CBD: Queensbridge Street south of the Yarra River

1 February 2012 19:05 PM
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Substation 'K': traction feed cables to the overhead

26 January 2012 17:38 PM
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