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

14 March 2012 17:34 PM
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Substation 'S' on Clarke Street, South Melbourne

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

14 March 2012 17:33 PM
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Substation 'S' with 'M.M.T.B .' signage above the door

14 March 2012 17:32 PM
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Substation 'S', cables emerge from the building

14 March 2012 17:32 PM
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Substation 'S' on Clarke Street, South Mlebourne

14 March 2012 17:31 PM
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Substation 'S' feeds head along City Road towards Queensbridge Street

14 March 2012 17:28 PM
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Substation 'S' feeds head along Clarke Street

14 March 2012 17:28 PM
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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

14 March 2012 17:19 PM
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Substation 'Kw': all that shows on the outside

14 March 2012 17:18 PM
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Substation 'Kw' traction feeds come above ground on Kings Way

14 March 2012 17:17 PM
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Substation 'Kw' traction feeds on Kings Way

14 March 2012 16:58 PM
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Random 'MMTB' cover on a power pole on Elizabeth Street

14 March 2012 15:52 PM
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Traction feeders on Matthews Avenue, Airport West

11 March 2012 10:57 AM
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Substation 'Mg' traction feeders back to Maribyrnong Road via a private road

10 March 2012 11:47 AM
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Substation 'Mg' traction feeders back to Maribyrnong Road via a private road

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

10 March 2012 11:46 AM
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Substation 'Mg' rear view of original building, showing traction feeders

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

10 March 2012 11:42 AM
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Substation 'Mg' side view of original building, showing transformer bays

Built during in WW2 amongst the munitions factories, the substation was camouflaged at the bottom of an abandoned quarry to avoid it being targeted by air strikes

10 March 2012 11:40 AM
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Substation 'B' traction feeders head underground at the Upfield line

Headed west along Brunswick Road from the substation to route 55 on Grantham Street

6 March 2012 13:44 PM
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Substation 'B' traction feeders along Brunswick Road at Sydney Road

Headed east along Brunswick Road from the substation to route 1/8 on Lygon Street

6 March 2012 13:43 PM
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Substation 'B' traction feeders head aboveground from the actual substation

6 March 2012 13:39 PM
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Substation 'B' located in Brunswick

Located in a corner of the former cable tramway engine house on Brunswick Road

6 March 2012 13:38 PM
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Substation 'B' traction feeder cables exit the building

6 March 2012 13:38 PM
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Substation 'B' entrance and 'Yarra Trams vehicles excepted' sign

6 March 2012 13:38 PM
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Substation 'B' traction feeders head west on Brunswick Road

6 March 2012 13:37 PM
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