Rob Lawes

Jun 13, 2012
This may be a bit of a tenuous link to Titanic but its well recorded that her anchors were made in the Black Country.

A few years back some friends of mine who own Shire horses were involved in the attempt to recreate part of the journey taken by the Anchors from forge to delivery.

This photo shows the remains of the Dudley rail freight yard which was the second stage in that journey and where the anchors were transferred onto railway trucks. The line closed to passengers in 1964 and freight in 1993 however the site has recently been cleared with a view to laying new tracks to run a mix of freight and trams.

If anyone visits the area, the Black Country museum in Dudley has a couple of nice pictures of the Anchors being moved.


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