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 of Sutton)
tail end of refurbished Cl 455 831, departing
Epsom Downs for London Victoria on 1 October 2005