Our rural history section is extremely vast spanning the history of farming in Mid Cantebury, from horse drawn machinery to steam and tractor power.
Tractors and VehiclesOur tractor and vehicle collection is huge! Many of the items have been generously donated by local farmers over the years and make for quite the line-up - especially the quite rare pieces!
Traction Engines & PortablesThe Plains Vintage Railway & Historical Museum is home to a pair of full-sized traction engines as well as a 1/3 scale one, these impressive machines are always a crowd puller!
MachineryThe machinery collection at The Plains Vintage Railway & Historical Museum is by far the biggest collection, from the massive Triple-Expansion Deanes Ammonia compressor to the most humble of old ploughs, there is almost one of everything!