I heard Andrew Briddon was a loco dealer. How do you square that with “preservation”?
Andrew is NOT a dealer. There was an unfortunate period when one of the Industrial Railway Society "EL" (Existing Locos) books described him as such (a genuine error on the part of the IRS, subsequently corrected!) and of course, his father has been in the locomotive industry since 1978.
The decision to release some of the locos during summer 2010 will mean that the collection will be reduced, but the price Andrew is setting for each loco is essentially the cost it has incurred him, without profit. In most cases it will be subject to an agreement that should the purchaser's circumstances change in the future, Andrew be given the opportunity to buy the loco back.