The two-story, four-bay fire station, clad with masonry donated by the local Chicago Block Brick Company, cleanly connects to the existing village hall/police facility and provides spaces that benefit all village departments.
New exterior lighting and landscaping planned for the site will put the finishing touches on a unified facility.
A palpable memory of the days where Twente transported coal, salt, different goods and passengers mainly by train.
The museum cherishes more memories of that time with classic carriages and locomotives and a train station dating back to 1884 with a railway turntable, workshop and an engine hangar.
On the first floor, two double-deep, drive-through bays, two single bays and ancillary support storage off the bay floor provide ease of use and safety for firefighters.
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The train driver, firemen and conductors are all dressed in the traditional old style.
The MBS organizes several events like lunch- and diner rides, the Autumn Stream Day and wintertime ‘stampot’ (traditional Dutch mashed potato stew) rides.
To cater to the younger train enthusiasts there are Lego and Meccano Train Days and Thomas the Tank Engine is a regular visitor of the museum!