Today, the Epsom Downs Branch in Surrey is a modern single track branchline,
connected to 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.


Above: Epsom Downs station on Derby Day 1907, with the Royal Train on the extreme left
(Lens of Sutton)
Below: 4EPB 5449 has arrived at Epsom Downs station in July 1983
(Adrian Wymann Collection)


Take a driver's view trip on the Epsom Downs Branch,
from Sutton to Epsom Downs and return,
with this Network SouthEast route training video
(orginally provided to train crews on a VHS cassette)

(shot on 25th August 1990)


The Epsom Downs Branch website has been online since 23 August 1999.

Text, pictures and illustrations not labelled specifically are (c) 1999-2024 Adrian Wymann
and may be used freely for non-commercial use, provided that the
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