Today, the Epsom Downs Branch in Surrey is a
modern single track branchline,
a 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.
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 is impressive. (Lens
The tail end of refurbished Cl 455 831, departing
Epsom Downs for London Victoria on 1 October 2005
driver's eye 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
Shot on 25th
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