Timaru transport museum unveils $600k truck shed

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 20, 2021

South Canterbury Traction Engine and Transport Museum’s $600,000 truck shed is complete.

More than 40 trucks will be housed in the 1400m² shed, which is located at the northern edge of Timaru.

The museum has a variety of tractors, farm machinery, traction engines and trucks on display. It holds a vast collection of vintage tractors and old farm machinery, plus a large display of classic and vintage trucks.

Work on the museum started in 2020 but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. It was funded by grants from Alpine Energy, Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury, with $117,000 coming from the Timaru District Council’s Stimulus Fund. 

The vehicles range in age from the 1920s, including a rare International DCF 400 from the 1960s.