Station Name: RIDGMONT
Station still open but included for completeness

[Source: Nick Catford]

Ridgmont Station Gallery 2 July 1985 - February 2014

Ridgmont station up platform in July 1985. Note the original wooden crossing gates have been replaced. These metal replacements were not destined to last anything like as long as their timber predecessors. One of the original oil lamps has been remounted on the new gate. The platform lighting has
also been replaced.
Photo by Alan Young

In 1994 the Network SouthEast liveried 55029 was smartened up with the addition of a white cab roof (which the class originally carried when they were in green livery), red buffer beams, and silver buffers and exhaust stacks. It is seen here leaving Ridgmont on 16 July 1994 with the 11:40 Bedford to Bletchley service. The goods yard. now devoid of all sidings and buildings, is seen
to the right of the station.
Photo by Martin Loader from Railway Photography web site

The hourly servicea in each direction on the Bedford - Bletchley line meet at Ridgmont station in September 1995. Two class 121 DMU single-unit 'Bubble cars' are seen: L131 is on the 11.50 from Bletchley and L129 is on the 11.40 from Bedford.
Photo by Antony Guppy from his Flickr photostream

A 2-car class 117 DMU bound for Bedord is seen in the down platform at Ridgmont station in 1999. The original down waiting room is still in use but a ‘bus shelter’ has appeared on the up platform. The line is now part of Network SouthEast which has brought further new signage and new high level lighting. Under Network SouthEast the platforms were given numbers.
Photo by Mark Bowerbank from his Flickr photostream

Class 121 single-unit 'Bubble car' L123 arrives at Ridgmont forming the 12.40 Bedford - Bletchley service in July 2003. This unit was repainted in BR green livery whilst based at Bletchley depot and, after further repainting, to its original livery and number (W55023). It can now be seen on the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway. The derelict buildings of the Ridgmont brickworks are seen on the left.
Photo by Antony Guppy from his Flickr photostream

In June 2005 the Bedford - Bletchley line now comes under Silverlink Trains which, once again, required new signage and a new ‘bus shelter’. The level crossing gates have been replaced with
automatic lifting barriers.
Photo by Roger Marks from his Flickr photostream

Fragonset Railways Class 31s ‘top ‘n’ tail’ the Bedford to Bletchley train at Ridgmont
station in April 2008.
Photo by Mark Bowerbank from his Flickr photostream

46233 ‘Duchess of Sutherland’ at Ridgmont station with PMR Tours 'The London Explorer'' on 20 October 2012. The tour ran from Sheffield to Euston and back to Derby, with the 'Duchess' taking over at Nuneaton on the outward journey. On 11 June 2002 the restored Duchess was the first steam locomotive to haul the Royal Train for 35 years, transporting Queen Elizabeth II on a tour to North Wales, from Holyhead to Llandudno Junction, as part of her Golden Jubilee. The trip also marked the 160th anniversary of the first Royal train in 1842.
Photo by John Habgood from his Flickr photostream

Ridgmont station looking south-west from the Station Road level crossing in February 2014. The original waiting room has now been demolished and replaced with another ‘bus shelter’.
Photo by Nick Catford

Ridgmont station looking north-east from the down platform in February 2014. The Silverlink Trains bus shelter on the up platform has been replaced with a longer one. A particularly ugly signal gantry dominates the platform. A new signalling control centre was built at Ridgmont as part of the Bedford - Bletchley route modernisation in 2004.
Photo by Nick Catford

Ridgmont station looking north-east from the down platform in February 2014. Once again a change of operator to London Midland has brought new signage.
Photo by Nick Catford

Ridgmont station looking north-east from the up platform in February 2014. The former goods yard is seen on the right, a small section of the loading dock is still in place to the left of the portacabins.
Photo by Nick Catford

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