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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 '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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Substation 'C' on the corner of Queensberry and Bouverie Streets

Commissioned in 1924: http://tdu.to/84964.msg

Wednesday 22 February 2012 16:40 PM
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Substation 'C' on the corner of Queensberry and Bouverie Streets

The rear portion is 'Carlton Control'.

Wednesday 22 February 2012 16:38 PM
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Substation 'C' feed cables enter the building

Wednesday 22 February 2012 16:36 PM
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Substation 'C' feed cables outside the building on Queensberry Street

Wednesday 22 February 2012 16:36 PM
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Substation 'C' and the emergency genset outside the building

Presumably for the control systems, not traction power

Wednesday 22 February 2012 16:36 PM
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Substation 'C' on Queensberry Street, between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets

Wednesday 22 February 2012 16:36 PM
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Substation 'C' - traction feeders along Berkeley Street at Queensberry Street

Wednesday 22 February 2012 16:33 PM
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Substation 'C' - traction feeders along Berkeley Street at Queensberry Street

Wednesday 22 February 2012 16:33 PM
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Substation 'Wx' traction feeders to route 55 on Melville Road near Victoria Street

Saturday 18 February 2012 19:29 PM
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Substation 'Wx' traction feeders to route 55 on Melville Road near Victoria Street

Saturday 18 February 2012 19:28 PM
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Substation 'Wx' - a different style of prefabricated building houses everything

Saturday 18 February 2012 19:28 PM
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Substation 'Wx' traction feeders to route 55 on Melville Road near Victoria Street

Saturday 18 February 2012 19:27 PM
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Substation 'Mo' - a 1990s prefabricated unit built by Raelec Engineering of Tomago, NSW

Saturday 18 February 2012 19:21 PM
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Substation 'Mo' beside the Upfield line, opposite Brunswick Depot

Commissioned around 1992: http://westonlangford.com/images/photo/118238/

Saturday 18 February 2012 19:13 PM
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Substation 'Co' traction feeders to route 1 on Nicholson Street, looking back to Moreland Road

Saturday 18 February 2012 19:10 PM
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Substation 'Co' on Nicholson Street near Moreland Road

Commissioned in 2007: http://tdu.to/49682.msg

Saturday 18 February 2012 19:09 PM
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Substation 'Co' traction feeders to route 1 on Nicholson Street

Saturday 18 February 2012 19:09 PM
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Substation 'Co' - a 2007 replacement for the original substation at Coburg Depot

Saturday 18 February 2012 19:08 PM
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Substation 'Co' traction feeders to Nicholson Street and Moreland Road

Saturday 18 February 2012 19:08 PM
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Substation 'Ep' traction feeds for route 86 on Plenty Road

Saturday 18 February 2012 18:34 PM
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Substation 'Ep': another 1990s demountable building

Saturday 18 February 2012 18:33 PM
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Substation 'Ep' on Plenty Road at David Street, near East Preston Depot

Presumably commissioned around 1992-93 at the same time as other similar looking units.

Saturday 18 February 2012 18:33 PM
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