Station still open but included for completeness

[Source: Nick Catford]

Kempston Hardwick Station Gallery 2:
March 1979 - February 2014

Kempston Hardwick station looking north-east towards Bedford in March 1979. This is the only station on the line to retain its BR (LMR) signage. All other stations took on
British Rail's Corporate Identity in 1977.
Photo by Alan Young

Kempston Hardwick and Stewartby were two of the last stations on the national network to retain oil lighting. One of the oil lamps is seen at the south end of the up platform at
Kempston Hardwick in March 1979.
Photo by Dave Flett from his Flickr photostream

Kempston Hardwick station looking north-east from the up platform in March 1981. The station now boasts a budget version of British Rail's Corporate Identity signage. A new black-and-white sign has been fitted into the old wooden frame - nothing else has changed; even the oil lamps remain in use.
Photo by Alan Young

Looking north-east at Kempston station from the cab of an approaching Bedford DMU
in September 1984.
Photo by Jonathan Hazen from his Flickr photostream

With the demise of the brick industry the London Brick Company had to diversify. From September 1970 London Brick Land Fill Limited commenced the controlled tipping of household and industrial waste in old clay pits. The subsidiary company was renamed London Brick Landfill Limited in 1977. During the 1980s the landfill business continued to boom. A Class 45 45101 nears journey’s end as it trundles south through Kempston Hardwick with a waste train from Cricklewood bound for Forder's Sidings and the landfill site at Stewartby in June 1985.
Photo by Paul Townsend from his Flickr photostream

Class 33 33109 'Captain Bill Smith RNR' at Kempston Hardwick, with a charter to Alton in Hampshire on 3 July 1993. Kempston Hardwick is now part of Network SouthEast which brought new signage and new platform lighting.
Photo by Ian Saunders from his Flickr photostream

Pressed Steel Class 117 2-car set L720 waits in the up platform at Kempston Hardwick with a Bletchley service in 1999. This set has survived into preservation. For some years it could be found on the Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway but in February 2013 the set was put up for sale and it has now been relocated to Peak Rail.
Photo by Ian Saunders from his Flickr photostream

DEMU 1001 at Kempston Hardwick station on 19 February 2011. The is the Hastings Diesels Ltd. 'The Winter Enigma' railtour which ran from Hastings to Bletchley via Clapham Junction and Kew.
Photo by Ian McDonald from Hastings Diesels Ltd. web site

Sunset at Kempston Hardwick station in April 2012.
Photo by Richard White from his Flickr photostream

Kempston Hardwick station looking north-east from the extended down platform in February 2014. The extension is slightly lower that the earlier platform.
Photo by Nick Catford

Kempston Hardwick station looking south-west from the Manor Road crossing in February 2014. There is no Sunday service on the line and workmen are seen replacing sections of the wooden up platform.
Photo by Nick Catford

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