Wongm's Rail Gallery » Melbourne tramway traction substations

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 'Rp' facing onto Flemington Road

6 April 2012 17:02 PM
Viewed 872 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 64 times this year)

Substation 'Rp' rear view, a 2000s construction in cream brick

6 April 2012 17:00 PM
Viewed 727 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 54 times this year)

Substation 'Sb' beside the St Kilda light rail

6 April 2012 15:50 PM
Viewed 1257 times
(1 time this week, 11 times this month, 91 times this year)

Substation 'Sb', another Raelec Engineering demountable

Commissioned in 1987 as part of the Light Rail conversion

6 April 2012 15:50 PM
Viewed 874 times
(6 times this month, 41 times this year)

Substation 'Y' traction feeders reach Victoria Parade

6 April 2012 13:36 PM
Viewed 760 times
(5 times this month, 44 times this year)

Substation 'Y' among the buildings of Australian Catholic University

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

6 April 2012 13:33 PM
Viewed 835 times
(5 times this month, 57 times this year)

Substation 'Y' bits and bobs

6 April 2012 13:30 PM
Viewed 725 times
(5 times this month, 54 times this year)

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.

6 April 2012 13:09 PM
Viewed 623 times
(4 times this month, 49 times this year)

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

6 April 2012 12:58 PM
Viewed 826 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 62 times this year)

Substation 'F', located between Brunswick and Smith Streets

6 April 2012 12:57 PM
Viewed 641 times
(3 times this month, 39 times this year)

Substation 'F' traction feeders along George Street

6 April 2012 12:57 PM
Viewed 661 times
(4 times this month, 35 times this year)

Substation 'F' traction feeders along George Street

6 April 2012 12:56 PM
Viewed 799 times
(4 times this month, 47 times this year)

Substation 'F' traction feeders enter the building

6 April 2012 12:56 PM
Viewed 669 times
(5 times this month, 51 times this year)

Substation 'F' traction feeders leave George Street for Johnston Street

6 April 2012 12:54 PM
Viewed 721 times
(8 times this month, 54 times this year)

Substation 'F' traction feeders on Johnston Street, bound for Smith and Brunswick Streets

6 April 2012 12:54 PM
Viewed 818 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 54 times this year)

Substation 'F' traction feeders on Johnston Street near Brunswick Street

6 April 2012 12:51 PM
Viewed 730 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 51 times this year)

Substation 'F' traction feeders on Johnston Street at Brunswick Street

6 April 2012 12:49 PM
Viewed 601 times
(7 times this month, 50 times this year)

Substation 'Ba' - another 1990s demountable installed by the PTC

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

25 March 2012 11:07 AM
Viewed 650 times
(5 times this month, 49 times this year)

Substation 'Ba' beside the Upfield line near the route 19 terminus

25 March 2012 11:06 AM
Viewed 600 times
(4 times this month, 40 times this year)

Substation 'Mg' traction feeders turn from an easement into Rosamond Road

16 March 2012 18:35 PM
Viewed 705 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 46 times this year)

Substation 'Mg' traction feeders head north on Rosamond Road

16 March 2012 18:34 PM
Viewed 680 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 46 times this year)

Substation 'Wf' beneath the West Gate Freeway near Southbank tram depot

14 March 2012 17:47 PM
Viewed 1057 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 69 times this year)

Substation 'Wf' and the portaloo outside

14 March 2012 17:47 PM
Viewed 670 times
(6 times this month, 47 times this year)

Substation 'Wf' is yet another unit from Raelec Engineering

Commissioned in 1987 as part of the Light Rail conversion of the St Kilda and Port Melbourne railways

14 March 2012 17:47 PM
Viewed 912 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 57 times this year)
Tags

Viewed 8426 times (2 times this week, 34 times this month, 733 times this year)