Old Tige

“Old Tige” was purchased by the City of Dallas in 1884 and was named for Mayor W.L. Cabell. It was a 600 gallons-per-minute pumper and served the growing downtown area. In 1911, the fire department shops rebuilt “Old Tige” and she was reassigned to Station # 6 at Forest Avenue and the railroad (now Central Expressway). “Old Tige” served the City of Dallas until 1921.  One of only three remaining pumpers in the U.S., you can visit “Old Tige” at the Dallas Firefighters Museum, where you can imagine the horses pulling it through the City on its way to a fire!