I would assume 80078 had an agreement with the Swanage whilst in ticket, this agreement has now expired so SLL can do what the heck they like with it. If they wanted to sell it to Booths for making into tin cans they could. It appears SLL can't afford to continue with this loco for whatever reasons so are selling it to fund their other locos and ensure they have a safe future. I can only assume 80078 has been sold to someone or somewhere that has intentions to overhual it so it seems like a win win situation. The loco is of no use to Swanage or anybody else sat in the siding where I saw it at the gala.