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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 'Bx' located off track on Union Road, Surrey Hills

Commissioned in 2003 for the Box Hill tram extension: http://tdu.to/7403.msg

26 January 2012 17:24 PM
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Substation 'D' at Deepdene, the 2000s brick replacement at the rear

26 January 2012 17:04 PM
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Substation 'D' at Deepdene, note the slate roof on the original building

26 January 2012 17:02 PM
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Substation 'D' located off track at Deepdene, since replaced by a new building to the rear

26 January 2012 17:01 PM
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Substation 'H' hidden in the shed at the former Hawthorn Depot

26 January 2012 16:25 PM
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Substation 'Q' in the car park at Kew Depot

26 January 2012 16:00 PM
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Substation 'Q' at Kew Depot

26 January 2012 15:59 PM
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Substation 'Es': terminating the traction feeder cables at the substation

29 October 2011 12:02 PM
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Substation 'Es': traction feeder cables, both negative and positive cables

29 October 2011 12:02 PM
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Substation 'Es': 1970s replacement hiding behind the original red brick building

29 October 2011 12:02 PM
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Substation 'Es' located off track on Queens Street, Essendon

Commissioned in 1943: http://tdu.to/84294.msg

29 October 2011 12:01 PM
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Substation 'Aw': dozens of return jumpers at a tramway traction substation, visible because it's reserved track

29 October 2011 10:31 AM
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Substation 'Aw' on Matthews Avenue, Airport West

29 October 2011 10:30 AM
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Substation 'W' on the corner of Dawson Street and Melville Road, Brunswick West

Constructed with the West Coburg tramline in 1925-26: Heritage Overlay ref. HO64. Another source says 1936: http://tdu.to/85082.msg

2 October 2011 14:13 PM
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Substation 'W: brick detail around the substation doorway

2 October 2011 14:09 PM
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Substation 'W' traction cables exit to the Melville Road frontage

2 October 2011 14:07 PM
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Substation 'W': transformer for the tramway traction feed, with 6.6 kV input

2 October 2011 14:06 PM
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Substation 'A' on Maribyrnong Road, Ascot Vale

Commissioned in 1924: http://tdu.to/84964.msg

11 June 2011 08:57 AM
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Substation 'CL' in the Melbourne CBD, on Crombie Lane / Little Bourke Street

7 April 2011 14:29 PM
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Substation 'Fo' at Ballarat Road and Droop Street, Footscray

19 March 2011 18:15 PM
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Substation 'Fo': electrical feeds to the tramway overhead from the substation

19 March 2011 18:15 PM
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Substation 'Fo', modern a new looking prefabricated structure

Commissioned in 2009 according to a Yarra Trams flyer

19 March 2011 18:14 PM
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Substation 'CL' located off track in the Melbourne CBD at Crombie Lane / Little Bourke Street

7 March 2011 17:59 PM
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