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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' and the emergency genset outside the building

Presumably for the control systems, not traction power

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

18 February 2012 18:33 PM
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Substation 'Rv' traction feeds for route 86 on Plenty Road

18 February 2012 18:20 PM
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Substation 'Rv': a small demountable style building seen elsewhere on route 86

Presumably commissioned in 1985 with the extension to La Trobe University

18 February 2012 18:17 PM
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Substation 'Rv' on Plenty Road, near the end of the light rail section in Reservoir

18 February 2012 18:17 PM
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Substation 'L' traction feeds for route 86 on Plenty Road

18 February 2012 18:09 PM
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Substation 'L': a small demountable style building seen elsewhere on route 86

Presumably commissioned in 1985 with the extension to La Trobe University

18 February 2012 18:07 PM
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Substation 'L' outside the La Trobe University bus interchange

18 February 2012 18:06 PM
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