Warm weather has finally arrived in Northern Ohio and the call time for the Wheeling's westbound Brewster-Willard train 237 has been moved to 1400 hrs, like it used to be. With the sunsets getting later and later, this has resulted in regular daylight running for this train all the way to New London, making for a great evening chase. Upon learning that both of the Wheeling's D&RGW Tunnel Motors were paired up and leading the 237 on this pleasant spring day, I rushed out the door quickly and headed for Creston, where I found them and gave chase west. They are seen here rolling through farmland just west of Lodi, Ohio approaching Spencer, where they will make their turn west onto the Carey Subdivision.
The chase reminded me of my first successful outing to the Wheeling a few years back when I chased the 5391 leading this very same train. Between then and now, the call time for the 237 was pushed back so far that it almost never made it west of Creston in daylight, even during the longest days of summer. I'm glad that things have returned to the way they once were, and here's to hoping these two stay together for a while.