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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 'Rp' facing onto Flemington Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

25 March 2012 11:07 AM
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Substation 'Ba' beside the Upfield line near the route 19 terminus

25 March 2012 11:06 AM
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Substation 'Mg' traction feeders turn from an easement into Rosamond Road

16 March 2012 18:35 PM
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Substation 'Mg' traction feeders head north on Rosamond Road

16 March 2012 18:34 PM
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Substation 'Wf' beneath the West Gate Freeway near Southbank tram depot

14 March 2012 17:47 PM
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Substation 'Wf' and the portaloo outside

14 March 2012 17:47 PM
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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
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