Belmont Plateau, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA USA – December 8, 2013; The 2013 single speed cyclocross world cup championship (SSCXWC13) is held at the Belmont Plateau in West Philadelphia. As part of the course riders had to climb a steep gravel path.
Alongside this climb spectators cheered and pushed, sometimes even pulled the contesters uphill. The first snow of the season left up to ten inches on the course for the riders and spectators to battle.
Two Conrail locomotive operators testified yesterday that they had carefully inspected a moveable train bridge before it collapsed sending four rail cars into a creek. The derailment punctured one tank car carrying vinyl chloride, which formed a vapor (via WHYY’s NewsWorks.org)