Leyland Octopus Lorry number 244
Leyland Octopus 8 wheeled rigid
forward control lorry fitted for
passengers and goods.

Powered by a 6 cylinder diesel engine
rated at 110 kw (150 hp)

This vehicle travelled a total distance
of nearly one million kilometers

Nett mass: 10 210 kg
Gross mass: 23570 kg
Service entry: May 1957.
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April 2005
Photos. Geoff Cooke
This exhibit was damaged by fire on
Friday, 16 March 2007
The rear goods section was
apparently being used by a vagrant
who lit a fire. One of the items
recovered was a mattress!

The resident caretaker tackled the
flames, sustaining minor injuries. He
called the fire brigade, who
responded well.

A small amount of smoke and water
damage was sustained in the
adjacent main hall.
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