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Melbourne stanchions and overhead line electrification

Overhead wires used to supply power to electric trains

Original 1950s overhead wiring on the Pakenham line at South Gippsland Highway in Dandenong South

Saturday 7 October 2017 15:01 PM
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Original 1950s overhead wiring on the Pakenham line at South Gippsland Highway in Dandenong South

Saturday 7 October 2017 15:01 PM
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Triple track wide overhead gantries at the up end of Oakleigh

Saturday 14 January 2017 11:11 AM
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Plastic shrouds installed to insulate overhead stanchions at East Camberwell station

Wednesday 18 May 2016 08:05 AM
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Reconfigured overhead stanchions at Seaholme following the installation of an parallel traction feeder cable

Sunday 17 April 2016 09:19 AM
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Additional bracing fitted to a 1980s-era stanchion on the Altona line

Sunday 17 April 2016 09:04 AM
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Grounding jumper between stanchion and running rails

It ensures that both pieces of metal are at the same electrical potential, reducing the possibility of electrocution if a fault develops

Friday 9 October 2015 18:30 PM
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Earthing jumper between stanchion and running rails

This ensures all of the metalwork is at the same electrical potential, to reduce the risk of electrocution if a fault develops

Saturday 26 September 2015 11:15 AM
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Additional traction feeder cable attached to the East Line at Williams Landing

Wednesday 31 December 2014 16:42 PM
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Additional traction feeder cable attached to the West Line at Williams Landing

Wednesday 31 December 2014 16:39 PM
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Spring tensioned overhead wires at the Macaulay Light Repair Centre sidings

Saturday 18 October 2014 08:44 AM
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Merz-style tensioning structures just south of Essendon station

Installed as part of the original phase of electrification works in 1919

Wednesday 17 September 2014 09:47 AM
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Merz-style tensioning structures just south of Essendon station

Wednesday 17 September 2014 08:49 AM
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Remains of the overhead wire supports beneath the Graham Street bridge in Port Melbourne

These tracks led towards Princess Pier and the goods yards at Port Melbourne

Wednesday 8 January 2014 17:06 PM
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Additional side feeder cable at Hampton Park tie station, headed for Lyndbrook Loop

Saturday 14 September 2013 14:55 PM
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Overhead suspended from an overhead gantry at Diggers Rest

With an extra 1500 V DC traction feeder cable suspended above

Thursday 8 November 2012 17:18 PM
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New copper dropper wire, yet to be attached to the contact wire

Wednesday 17 October 2012 14:53 PM
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Insulated gap between electrical sections at Westona

Monday 8 October 2012 12:21 PM
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New and shiny looking copper contact wire

Thursday 12 July 2012 18:41 PM
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Short jumper wire suspends the grooved contact wire from the stranded copper catenary wire

Saturday 7 July 2012 16:05 PM
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Clamp that suspends the solid copper contact wire from the vertical dropper wire

The contact wire is the level wire on the bottom, which the pantograph runs along. It has a groove either side, that the clamp grabs onto.

Saturday 7 July 2012 16:04 PM
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Clamp that attaches the vertical dropper wire to the stranded copper catenary wire

Saturday 7 July 2012 16:04 PM
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Overhead cables grounded for safety during trackwork

Saturday 7 July 2012 15:38 PM
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Centrally located stanchions on the Upfield line between Batman and Merlynston‎ stations

Uncommon in Melbourne, this arrangement was a result of track duplication works in 1959, when a new up track was added to the left of the original line

Sunday 25 March 2012 11:08 AM
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