Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Employees
“Traincrew Representing Traincrew”

Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Employees
Traincrew Representing Traincrew


Parrick Lord, known around the train tracks as Pat, started his career in the Rail Industry for the then QR in Easter of 2000. His first role was at the Townsville Depot in the position of Shunter. He worked as a Shunter at Townsville untill he applied to attending a Trainee Driver School at the Toowoomba Depot 2005. Having been accepted to the Trainee Driver School, Pat transferred to Toowoomba in 2005 where he qualified as Locomotive Driver not long after. Whilst working from the Toowomba depot Pat joined AFULE in begining of 2007, whilst furthering is career in the Railways and gaining the qualification of Tutor Driver.. 

Pat was offered a promotion with a transfer back to the Townsville depot as Driver In Charge in 2011. In 2013 Pat decided to step down to Tutor Driver up step up as an AFULE Rep. As an AFULE rep working Pat worked closely with the then Sub Branch Secretary Geln Ford. This succesfull working relationship prepared Pat for taking the role as Sub Branch Secretary and Division One Councillor in the 2016 election.

After working many years with QR National and then Aurizon in 2018 Pat decided it was time for a change and left Aurizon to join the Townsville Queensland Rail team.

Pat can be contacted on 0419 658 690