The Epsom Downs Branch in Surrey is a modern single track branchline and part of the sprawling suburban rail network of London. In the past, however, it was a double-track line with a nine platform terminus catering for crowds of horse racing spectators bound for the Epsom Downs Racecourse.
This photograph, taken on Derby Day in 1907, shows what a large and complex affair the station at Epsom Downs was.
On the extreme left, the Royal Train can be seen, and the number of signals and engine release roads
(Lens of Sutton)
The tail end of refurbished Cl 455 831departing Epsom Downs for London Victoria on 1 October 2005
The Epsom Downs Branch website has been online since August 23rd 1999.
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