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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 'Bd' on route 75 in Burwood near Gardiners Creek

Commissioned in 1977 for the Burwood extension: http://www.railpage.org.au/ausrail/01may/msg01177.html

Saturday 18 February 2012 13:33 PM
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Substation 'S': traction feeds head underground at the edge of the CBD: Queensbridge Street south of the Yarra River

Tuesday 14 February 2012 18:13 PM
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Substation 'S': traction feeds head underground at the edge of the CBD: Queensbridge Street south of the Yarra River

Tuesday 14 February 2012 18:13 PM
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Substation 'R': traction feeder cables head east along Bridge Road

Wednesday 8 February 2012 17:55 PM
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Substation 'R': a pebblecrete clad demountable building from the 1970s

Wednesday 8 February 2012 17:52 PM
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Substation 'R' at Punt Road and Bridge Road

Wednesday 8 February 2012 17:51 PM
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Substation 'Sn': lifting ears at the building base, it's actually a demountable building clad with fake brick sheeting

Wednesday 8 February 2012 17:38 PM
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Substation 'Sn' hidden beside Richmond station

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

Wednesday 8 February 2012 17:36 PM
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Substation 'Sn' beneath Richmond station at Punt Road and Swan Street

Built in 1998 as part of the works that diverted the Batman Avenue / Swan Street tram past Melbourne Park and onto Exhibition Street

Wednesday 8 February 2012 17:35 PM
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Substation 'Sy' on Daly Street, South Yarra. Original substation now occupied by a clothes store, new substation hiding in the background

Commissioned in 1927: http://tdu.to/85991.msg

Sunday 5 February 2012 20:33 PM
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Substation 'St': Greville Street in Prahran, near Punt Road

Commissioned in 1966 or thereabouts: http://tdu.to/85253.msg

Sunday 5 February 2012 20:12 PM
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Substation 'St': the power company have installed a new pole and swapped their lines over, but Yarra Trams still have to move theirs

Sunday 5 February 2012 20:11 PM
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Substation 'St': Punt Road has no trams, but it does have tramway feeder cables

Sunday 5 February 2012 20:10 PM
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Substation 'St': feeder cables from the north and south terminate on nearby Punt Road

Sunday 5 February 2012 20:10 PM
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Substation 'St': Yarra Trams "Danger 11,000 volts AC" sign

Sunday 5 February 2012 20:08 PM
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Substation 'St': pair of 11 kV transformers in an external compound

Sunday 5 February 2012 20:07 PM
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Substation 'E': section insulators and feeder cables outside the substation

Sunday 5 February 2012 19:59 PM
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Substation 'E': feeder cables from the north terminate outside the substation

Sunday 5 February 2012 19:58 PM
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Substation 'E': feeder cables from the south terminate outside the substation

Sunday 5 February 2012 19:58 PM
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Substation 'E' on Chapel Street between Carlisle and Inkerman Streets

Commissioned in 1966 or thereabouts: http://tdu.to/85253.msg

Sunday 5 February 2012 19:58 PM
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Substation 'G': rats nest of feeder cables change direction on Glenhuntly Road

Sunday 5 February 2012 19:44 PM
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Substation 'G': feeder cables from the west head back to Glenhuntly Road via a narrow easement

Sunday 5 February 2012 19:34 PM
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Substation 'G': traction power feeds from the west terminate outside substation

Sunday 5 February 2012 19:33 PM
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Substation 'G': located in the car park at Glenhuntly Depot

Sunday 5 February 2012 19:33 PM
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