ENGINE enthusiasts will be going on the buses for a 20th annual celebration of vintage vehicles that proudly served the North-East.

Exquisitely resorted classic buses that were in operation on the region's roads between the 1950s and the 1990s will be up and running once again for a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

The Stockton-based Teesside 500 Group will host their Vintage Bus Running Day this Sunday, between 11am and 5pm with services running for all the family to enjoy.

The event is based at the Middlesbrough landing of the historic Tees Transporter Bridge which will be the terminus for a series of bus routes to be operated for the day.

The services run like normal limited-stop buses, with passengers able to join without needing to pre-book, at the Transporter and also at stand 15 at Middlesbrough Bus Station, and stand J at Stockton High Street. Norton Green, Yarm Town Hall and Eston Square will also offer a limited services.

Passengers do not have to travel the entire route and can alight from the services and also interchange between buses at these points.

Travel will be free, but a souvenir ticket may be issued. A program explaining which buses will be running on each route and with full details of the timetables and the routes followed, can be bought on the day from the Transporter terminus.

The popular vintage coach tour to Great Ayton and Stokesley will also be running for free, however places are limited and seats must be pre-booked on the day at the Transporter terminus.

There will once again be journeys around South Bank, Grangetown, Eston, Normanby and Teesville.

This year, the journeys will commemorate the centenary of the Teesside Railless Traction Board, best known for their operation of trolleybuses on Teesside from 1919 until 1971.

As well as the private owners of the restored buses, the current major bus operators on Teesside and a number of the independent companies also support the event with a selection of buses and coaches from their fleets for the public to examine in detail.

For more information, visit teesside500group.co.uk or search Teesside 500 Group on Facebook.