Geoff Plumb

Hi, my name is Geoff Plumb and I'm a lifelong railway enthusiast!

I was also a professional television cameraman, employed by London Weekend TV and Granada TV before going freelance in 1997, though now retired. My interest in railways was encouraged by my father from the age of about 2 years old in the Sheffield area, I first took up railway photography (Black & White) as a schoolboy hobby in 1962, this interest in photography leading me into television eventually. I started taking 35mm colour slides in 1963 on a Voigtländer Vito CLR camera which saw me through to the end of steam in the UK in 1968. I then began travelling abroad in search of steam and upgraded to Pentax SLRs, on which the majority of my 30 odd thousand colour slides have been taken. I started in the digital field with the Pentax *istD digital SLR some years ago. After a few years I upgraded to the Pentax K20D Digital SLR, and then upgraded again to the Pentax K-5IIs DSLR. My latest camera is the Pentax K-1 full frame DSLR, I'm looking forward to using these cameras in conjunction from now on! 35mm Slides and Negatives on this site are scanned with a Minolta DiMage Scan Elite 5400 film scanner, prints are scanned using an Epson Perfection 1260 flatbed scanner. Like others, I hope to be able to publish a selection of my photos from over the years, hopefully for everyone's enjoyment! This will take a while, so please bear with me...

CONTACT ME: All photos are covered by copyright - if you wish to use any of the photos, or order any prints directly from me, please get in touch via the "Contact Me" button which appears at the top right of this page and each Gallery thumbnails page.
Many Thanks, Geoff Plumb.

PS: COMMENTS:- Many thanks to all those who have left comments on the site - this is much appreciated. Due to a change in policy by SmugMug you must now be logged-in to either SmugMug or Facebook in order to leave a comment - so apologies to those who would like to leave a comment but cannot do so at the moment. Hopefully, this policy will be changed again soon... This also means that I can no longer reply to comments, so if you would like me to get back to you, please use the "Contact Me" button.

Stop Press!

My third  photographic book has just been released for sale by Pen & Sword!

This is a high quality photo book of 160 pictures, the vast majority in colour, single photo to a page with comprehensive historical captions. The first book covered much of the Southern Region of British Railways, the second one covered the London Midland Region and this one features the Western Region, a future edition will cover the Eastern Region, including a few Scottish pictures in the London Midland and Eastern books.

Most of the pictures are my own work, taken when I was still a schoolboy, a few are from my collection of original slides to fill in gaps I wasn't able to cover myself - some of the pictures also feature on this site.

The book is available as a traditional hardback and also has Kindle and ePub versions - click on the cover photo above to take you to the appropriate area of Pen & Sword's website.

Many Thanks, Geoff Plumb

Welcome to the Site!

As you may be aware, SmugMug has updated the appearance of sites a while ago, so this is now the face of Plumb Loco! It is still a work in hand, so things may change again from time to time as I get to grips with the new tools etc.

Navigation around the site is much as before - click on one of the "Folders" below (Trains and Other) which will take you to another page of "Galleries" thumbnails. Click on whichever Gallery Collection you would like to view and off you go.

Everything that was in the old site is still here and I'm constantly adding material, as before, both old and new. I'm also replacing shots uploaded some time ago with larger versions, though this is rather a slow process.

I hope you will enjoy the new look of the site - if you have any queries, please use the Contact Me button to get in touch.

The site seems to work best using the latest versions of Internet Browsers, so may be a bit sluggish in older versions...

Many thanks, Geoff Plumb



50007 & 50049, Goodrington Sidings, 5Z51, 26th March 2022

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