G Day my name is Phil Martin Born 1963 in Sydney Australia I come from a railway family my father retired as Station Master Broken Hill my brother is a driver trainer in Mudgee and myself I am a emplyee of Queensland Rail joined in October 1989, I started in the North yard railway workshops as a labourer then I went with boiler makers as a boiler maker's assistant for 6 months, I then transfered to the Diesel shed where all the diesel locomtives are servived and inspected welcome to shift work 8am to 4pm, 4pm to 12am and 12am to 8am. I took a transfer accross to Townsville Station as a porter on the platform then into the Assistant Station Master's office on the same shifts on a 4 week roster. I put in for a porters job at Bluff 160km west of Rockhampton this the Blackwater Coal System before I took up at Bluff I was temporary transfer to Moranbah 190km inland from Mackay this is the Goonyella Coal System for 6 months, I then took up porter Bluff I went to do my Station Officers school and passed acted for 4 weeks I then went into the Train Crew grade working all hours day and night. I took a transfer to Brisbane as a Guard on the Suburban trains at Mayne I took up on my own in Feb 1998 till Oct 2077 I took up as Guard Caboolture with a permanant (mate) my driver we have been together ever sinmce. I have been interested in Railways at the age of 8 years old.