Bridport Railway 1854


After the idea of a Bridport line was raised in the early nineteenth century the reluctance of the main line companies to build the line resulted in a syndicate of Bridport people deciding in 1854 to build it themselves. At first it was built to the broad gauge and operated by the Great Western Railway, opening on 12 November 1857. The line was subsequently taken fully into that company and operated as a branch from the junction to West Bay.