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 'F' traction feeders on Johnston Street at Brunswick Street

Friday 6 April 2012 12:49 PM
Viewed 798 times
(2 times this month, 29 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.

Sunday 25 March 2012 11:07 AM
Viewed 906 times
(4 times this month, 46 times this year)

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

Sunday 25 March 2012 11:06 AM
Viewed 837 times
(5 times this month, 39 times this year)

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

Friday 16 March 2012 18:35 PM
Viewed 962 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 39 times this year)

Substation 'Mg' traction feeders head north on Rosamond Road

Friday 16 March 2012 18:34 PM
Viewed 887 times
(4 times this month, 34 times this year)

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

Wednesday 14 March 2012 17:47 PM
Viewed 1355 times
(3 times this month, 65 times this year)

Substation 'Wf' and the portaloo outside

Wednesday 14 March 2012 17:47 PM
Viewed 895 times
(4 times this month, 34 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

Wednesday 14 March 2012 17:47 PM
Viewed 1171 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 35 times this year)

Substation 'S' traction feeders head towards City Road and Kings Way

Wednesday 14 March 2012 17:34 PM
Viewed 1566 times
(9 times this month, 65 times this year)

Substation 'S' on Clarke Street, South Melbourne

Commissioned in 1926: http://tdu.to/85680.msg

Wednesday 14 March 2012 17:33 PM
Viewed 1182 times
(1 time this month, 53 times this year)

Substation 'S' with 'M.M.T.B .' signage above the door

Wednesday 14 March 2012 17:32 PM
Viewed 952 times
(2 times this month, 33 times this year)

Substation 'S', cables emerge from the building

Wednesday 14 March 2012 17:32 PM
Viewed 857 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 29 times this year)

Substation 'S' on Clarke Street, South Mlebourne

Wednesday 14 March 2012 17:31 PM
Viewed 947 times
(2 times this month, 41 times this year)

Substation 'S' feeds head along City Road towards Queensbridge Street

Wednesday 14 March 2012 17:28 PM
Viewed 966 times
(3 times this month, 32 times this year)

Substation 'S' feeds head along Clarke Street

Wednesday 14 March 2012 17:28 PM
Viewed 882 times
(2 times this month, 29 times this year)

Substation 'Kw' hidden inside the BMW dealership

Located on the former site of South Melbourne tram depot, probably opened in 1997 after the depot was demolished

Wednesday 14 March 2012 17:19 PM
Viewed 837 times
(4 times this month, 29 times this year)

Substation 'Kw': all that shows on the outside

Wednesday 14 March 2012 17:18 PM
Viewed 796 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 31 times this year)

Substation 'Kw' traction feeds come above ground on Kings Way

Wednesday 14 March 2012 17:17 PM
Viewed 774 times
(4 times this month, 26 times this year)

Substation 'Kw' traction feeds on Kings Way

Wednesday 14 March 2012 16:58 PM
Viewed 862 times
(3 times this month, 54 times this year)

Random 'MMTB' cover on a power pole on Elizabeth Street

Wednesday 14 March 2012 15:52 PM
Viewed 865 times
(6 times this month, 58 times this year)

Traction feeders on Matthews Avenue, Airport West

Sunday 11 March 2012 10:57 AM
Viewed 851 times
(6 times this month, 33 times this year)

Substation 'Mg' traction feeders back to Maribyrnong Road via a private road

Saturday 10 March 2012 11:47 AM
Viewed 883 times
(6 times this month, 44 times this year)

Substation 'Mg' traction feeders back to Maribyrnong Road via a private road

A replacement substation was commissioned in 2010: http://tdu.to/166178.msg

Saturday 10 March 2012 11:46 AM
Viewed 936 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 53 times this year)

Substation 'Mg' rear view of original building, showing traction feeders

Commissioned in 1941: http://tdu.to/85839.msg

Saturday 10 March 2012 11:42 AM
Viewed 842 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 35 times this year)
Tags

Viewed 10353 times (8 times this week, 15 times this month, 395 times this year)