What is it about?
How the early twentieth century railway influenced both the regional image of Cornwall, a remote part of south-west Britain, as a holiday destination and also acted as the conduit for largescale emigration caused by the collapse of mining and economic decline.. Both of these phenomenon have shaped its regional identity.
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Why is it important?
That the railway has been a key element in how place images are constructed which leaves a lasting legacy long after its importance as a transport link has declined in importance.
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This page is a summary of: Building Regional Identity: Social and Cultural Significance of Railways for Cornwall in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, The Journal of Transport History, November 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0022526619886041.
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