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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' 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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Substation 'C' traction feeders go underground at Swanston and Victoria Streets

Wednesday 22 February 2012 17:45 PM
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Substation 'C' traction feeders on the corner of Queensberry and Swanston Streets

Wednesday 22 February 2012 16:44 PM
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