(Bridport 7.8.1973 copyright Steve Sainsbury)
I was lucky enough to travel on the Bridport branch a few times before it closed. It was a pretty stupid closure as the line was cheap to run and had it been retained would doubtless be very busy today in the New Railway Age. Whether it will ever return as a standard gauge community railway no-one could say but it must be a possibility as I remember the line being amazingly rural throughout so it's unlikely that there are any serious blockages to the track. There were plans to build it as a narrow gauge line under the auspices of the Brit Valley Railway, which seems to be moribund at the moment but I'm sure its time will come.
This article, courtesy of Jim Type, recalls this excellent branch.