I'm not sure you should be expecting donations from Aurizon, they're not going to get their operating ratio down to 75 by 2015 by giving away working locos. This thinning of the herd is as much about making money to buy new equipment as it is to reduce costs. Of course that's not to say preservation groups will miss out on rare locos...as long as they're prepared to pay for them, I believe one Queensland loco has been sold to a Darling Downs group already.
What loco was that Arthur? and to whom?