All Dressed Up and Somewhere to Go


Contained in the 92 pages of this book are 145 B&W archive photographs of decorated tramcars from the early days of horse-drawn trams, through to a number of last runs.

Apart from the opening and closing of systems, specially decorated trams regularly signified Royal visits and Coronations, festivals of all types, and especially appeals during the two World Wars. Happy events tended to use the cars’ electric feed to provide riotous and colourful displays of electric light bulbs, frequently on special constructed outer bodies. A fascinating look at an unusual side of tramway pride.

A4 format paperback.