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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 'G': traction power feeds from the east terminate outside substation

Sunday 5 February 2012 19:31 PM
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Substation 'Ma': traction feeders head west on Malvern Road

Sunday 5 February 2012 18:49 PM
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Substation 'Ma': section insulators and 'cut off' sign hanging from the overhead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday 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

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

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

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

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

Sunday 5 February 2012 11:15 AM
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Flinders Street Tram Tie Substation, located in the former Jolimont rail yards adjacent to Wellington Parade and a railway substation

Friday 3 February 2012 18:23 PM
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