The 2010 edition of "Railways Restored" continues the winning formula of providing a wealth of detail in an easily accessible format, which is a perfect guide for all who wish to visit Britain's heritage railways, railway museums and preservation centres. The new edition has been completely updated to reflect all the many changes that have occurred throughout the year, including new schemes which have opened and services which are no longer running or open to the public. The information is sensibly organized and includes within the heading to each entry a block giving details of what each site offers in the way of passenger service to visitors as follows: Timetable Service - railways providing a passenger service between two or more stations with public access; eg., Mid-Hants Railway. Steam Centre - a railway or heritage site offering a passenger service on a short length of line, on a regular basis, with public access at only one point; eg., Lavender Line. Museum - a museum or site that does not offer a passenger service on a regular basis, if at all, eg., Science Museum, London. Some sites may, however, offer rides on miniature railways.
Railway Centre - a catch-all for those centres which do not fall clearly into any of the other brackets. Generally, those offering rides over short distances using non-steam motive power. As usual, the book includes some great colour photographs from the world of heritage railways, and also includes the 2010 Heritage Railways National Timetable of Scheduled Services as an added source of information.