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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 'B' traction feeders along Brunswick Road at Sydney Road

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

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

Tuesday 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

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

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

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

Tuesday 6 March 2012 13:37 PM
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Substation 'B' traction feeders head east on Brunswick Road

Tuesday 6 March 2012 13:37 PM
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Substation 'B' traction feeders head west on Brunswick Road

Tuesday 6 March 2012 13:36 PM
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Substation 'N' traction feeders join High Street, Northcote

Tuesday 6 March 2012 12:37 PM
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Substation 'N' traction feeders head west on Shaftesbury Parade, Thornbury

Running west from the substation on High Street to route 112 on St Georges Road

Tuesday 6 March 2012 12:35 PM
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Substation 'N' traction feeders pass under the Epping Line at Shaftesbury Parade, Thornbury

Running west from the substation on High Street to route 112 on St Georges Road

Tuesday 6 March 2012 12:32 PM
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Substation 'N' traction feeders pass under the Epping Line at Shaftesbury Parade, Thornbury

Running west from the substation on High Street to route 112 on St Georges Road

Tuesday 6 March 2012 12:31 PM
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Substation 'N' traction feeders head from High Street to Shaftesbury Parade, Thornbury

Tuesday 6 March 2012 12:28 PM
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Substation 'N' traction feeders join High Street

Tuesday 6 March 2012 12:28 PM
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Substation 'N' in the backyard of the old Northcote cable tram engine house

Located on Martin Street, just off High Street in Thornbury.

Tuesday 6 March 2012 12:27 PM
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Substation 'N' traction cables enter the building

The same design as Clifton Hill and East Kew. Commissioned in 1955: http://tdu.to/85830.msg, VHR H7822-2273

Tuesday 6 March 2012 12:26 PM
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Substation 'Ch' opposite the Clifton Hill interchange on route 86

The same design as Northcote and East Kew. Commissioned in 1955: http://tdu.to/85830.msg

Tuesday 6 March 2012 10:20 AM
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Substation 'O' on Holden Street on route 112

Tuesday 6 March 2012 10:07 AM
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Substation 'O' and remaining M&MTB signage

Tuesday 6 March 2012 09:59 AM
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Substation 'O' traction feeds exit the building onto Holden Street

Tuesday 6 March 2012 09:58 AM
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Substation 'O' on Holden Street

Tuesday 6 March 2012 09:58 AM
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Substation 'Pk' for route 96 in Carlton North on the former Inner Circle alignment

Tuesday 6 March 2012 09:51 AM
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Substation 'Pk' is another demountable building from Raelec Engineering in NSW

Tuesday 6 March 2012 09:50 AM
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Substation 'Pk' for route 96 in Carlton North on the former Inner Circle alignment

Tuesday 6 March 2012 09:50 AM
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