Tramway Cable Power Houses

Long before electric trams, Melbourne's trams were powered by underground cables powered from 12 power houses.

The lengths of the cables varied from 17,000 feet to 30,000 feet weighing up to 35 tons.

The Melbourne Tramway Cable System power houses:

Fitzroy Power House
Victoria Parade and Brunswick Streets
1866 - 1930

Nicholson Street Power House
Gertrude and Nicholson Streets
1887 - 1940

Johnston Street Power House
Johnston Street, near Brunswick Street
1887 - 1939

North Carlton Power House
Rathdowne & Park Streets
1889 - 1936

Richmond Power House
Hoddle Street & Bridge Road
1885 - 1927

Northcote Power House
High & Martin Streets
1890 - 1940

Brunswick Power House
Brunswick Road & Black Street
1887 - 1936

North Melbourne Power House
Abbotsford & Queen Streets
1890 - 1935

St Kilda Road Power House
St Kilda Road and Bromley Street
1888 - 1926

Toorak Power House
Toorak Road & Chapel Street
1888 - 1926

South Melbourne Power House
City Road & Cecil Street
1890 - 1937

Welling Street Power House
Wellington Street, opposite Marlton Crescent
1891 - 1925


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