On first glance 6A looks to be making mince meat of the uphill climb through Selby station, with an eruption of smoke announcing its presence. In reality, the powerful garrat locomotive G42 is immediately behind 6A, and no doubt doing most of the work.
The first train of the day is frequently double-headed from Belgrave to Menzies Creek, with tour groups visiting from overseas pushing train loadings past the maximum allowed for a single NA Class. The tour groups come from the airport on a bus, ride the train to Menzies Creek where they rejoin their bus and continue their tour. Meanwhile, the empty carriages are returned to Belgrave with the second loco (G42 in this instance) and later form the daily Steam and Cuisine Luncheon Train.