4903 and 4906 race through Belford with an LVR Charter to Moree, in North West NSW, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the "Garah Picnic Races". Garah is located 724km from Sydney by rail, and is located towards the end of the Mungindi line, which stretches to the NSW/QLD border.
4903 and 4906 had only recently been purchased by LVR from Patrick and returned to service, this being their first trip since they were reactivated. 4903 and 4906 are not strangers to this line, having previously operated to the north-west of the state with Patrick PortLink trains in years past. In their final months with Patrick PortLink, they operated the container shuttle that ran between Port Botany and Patricks Camelia terminal, until, in the last week of operations, and after many weeks of neglect, they finally failed and were set aside at Port Botany (many thought until they rusted to the rails and fell apart). Who knows what (and where) this new lease of life will lead to, although it is rumoured that the 49's are to be used on more mainline LVR operations, allowing the 47 class to be leased out for revenue service elsewhere.