There aren't many places around the world where you still see steam engines regularly in use. But Darley Dale is one of them. This village in the Derbyshire Dales, north of Matlock on the River Derwent, is a pilgrimage site for train enthusiasts from all across the country.
The first railway line opened in Darley in 1849, but the present Darley Dale railway station dates back to 1873. British Rail services ceased in the 1960s, but the station is now run by the railway preservation group Peak Rail, who operate a heritage steam service south to Matlock and north to Rowsley South. At certain times of year, the platform is crammed with train spotters and tourists, waiting to get a glimpse of one of the famous locomotives - or 'Locos', as the experts call them!
This design shows one of Peak Rail's beautiful red and black trains steaming out of the station - it truly is a sight to behold, so why not go 'Loco' in your kitchen with this magnificent tea towel!