The opening or closing of systems and occasionally routes was often performed with a decorated tramcar. Other times popular subjects for decorated cars were Coronations or the visit of the King and Queen to the town, or perhaps a civic event.

The decorations were sometimes just modest garlands of flowers, but the more ambitious might be a repaint in a special livery, the fitting of electric light bulbs or even the complete rebuilding of a car into a unique form.

These are views of such trams, mostly taken from picture postcards of the era.