The VR Trams got power from the VR Newport power stn at 20KV in underground cables. In the sub, was transformed to lower voltage, not stated, Kactus will know,for the Rotaries which produced 600V DC.
It was insulated from the M&MTB Overhead.
From "Instructions for Electric Street Traiways" VR. 1942
----- Original Message ----- From: Noel Reed To:TramsDownUnder@... Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 7:06 PM Subject: RE: [TramsDownUnder] VR trams (Vic.)
Here are a couple of my old pictures which show the insulated crossings on the trolley wires at Fitzroy Street, St Kilda and at Glenhuntley Road, Elwood..
My comment about them is below.
Were their power supplies isolated from each other like the former MMTB / VR ESR crossings at St Kilda and on the Point Ormond line? ( See attached X 217 at Broadway / Glen Huntly Road crossing) These crossings had insulation on the OHW to avoid borrowing or stealing of each others electricity.
Noel Reed K22-13 VR 53 & 40 St Kilda 15.01.54. http://tdu.to/22684.att
Noel Reed K12-13 21Jan1953 X217 Broadway & Glenhuntly Rd. http://tdu.to/29177.att