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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 'P', disconnected traction feeders to the old facility

Sunday 22 April 2012 15:36 PM
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Substation 'P', the old facility on the grounds of Preston Workshops near the railway

Sunday 22 April 2012 15:35 PM
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Main power lines on top, then three traction feeder cables, then the MMTB telephone wires

Sunday 22 April 2012 12:52 PM
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Substation 'Q' traction feeders head west along Barkers Road towards Glenferrie Road

Sunday 22 April 2012 12:51 PM
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Substation 'Q' traction feeders head west along Barkers Road towards Glenferrie Road

Sunday 22 April 2012 12:48 PM
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Substation 'Rp' traction feeders on Flemington Road

Friday 6 April 2012 17:03 PM
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Substation 'Rp' facing onto Flemington Road

Friday 6 April 2012 17:02 PM
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Substation 'Rp' rear view, a 2000s construction in cream brick

Friday 6 April 2012 17:00 PM
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Substation 'Sb' beside the St Kilda light rail

Friday 6 April 2012 15:50 PM
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Substation 'Sb', another Raelec Engineering demountable

Commissioned in 1987 as part of the Light Rail conversion

Friday 6 April 2012 15:50 PM
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Substation 'Y' traction feeders reach Victoria Parade

Friday 6 April 2012 13:36 PM
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Substation 'Y' among the buildings of Australian Catholic University

Commissioned in 1929: http://tdu.to/85278.msg

Friday 6 April 2012 13:33 PM
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Substation 'Y' bits and bobs

Friday 6 April 2012 13:30 PM
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MMTB telephone lines on Brunswick Street, near Gertrude Street

Carried on the 2 + 1 brackets lower down the pole. The thicker wire on top is the traction feeder.

Friday 6 April 2012 13:09 PM
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Substation 'F' on George Street, Fitzroy

The vents are the design as Clifton Hill, Northcote and East Kew. Commissioned in 1955: http://tdu.to/85830.msg

Friday 6 April 2012 12:58 PM
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Substation 'F', located between Brunswick and Smith Streets

Friday 6 April 2012 12:57 PM
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Substation 'F' traction feeders along George Street

Friday 6 April 2012 12:57 PM
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Substation 'F' traction feeders along George Street

Friday 6 April 2012 12:56 PM
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Substation 'F' traction feeders enter the building

Friday 6 April 2012 12:56 PM
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Substation 'F' traction feeders leave George Street for Johnston Street

Friday 6 April 2012 12:54 PM
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Substation 'F' traction feeders on Johnston Street, bound for Smith and Brunswick Streets

Friday 6 April 2012 12:54 PM
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Substation 'F' traction feeders on Johnston Street near Brunswick Street

Friday 6 April 2012 12:51 PM
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Substation 'F' traction feeders on Johnston Street at Brunswick Street

Friday 6 April 2012 12:49 PM
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Substation 'Ba' - another 1990s demountable installed by the PTC

Presumably commissioned around 1992-93 at the same time as other similar looking units.

Sunday 25 March 2012 11:07 AM
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