Double level layouts

There seems to be quite a bit of interest in having a higher level in recent threads so rather than answer one I'll give my views on the subject in general, my layout has twin levels and this idea came from my father who was I think inspired by the GNR at Halifax, anyway my current and recent lauouts have had a gradient and so here goes.
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Howard Street Tunnel Expansion Project Launches

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The governor was joined by CSX President and CEO Jim Foote, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Deputy Administrator Amit Bose, Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Greg Slater, and MDOT Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) Executive Director William P. Doyle.

Gondola interiors

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Open-top cars, especially gondolas with tight bottoms, inevitably get considerable dirt, rust, and dunnage remnants accumulating in their interior.

Hancock, WV: B&O Hancock/HO Tower

Railway History
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Minneapolis, MN: Milwaukee South Town Yard

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(Satellite, between Hiawatha & 26th Aves and 26th & 28th Streets)

See Scarborough’s tunnel boring machine prepare for trans-Atlantic journey to Toronto

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Before it begins its work deep below the surface of Toronto, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) for the Scarborough Subway Extension will travel more than 6,300 kilometres from Germany.

The NRM and Locomotion to introduce a two-year moratorium on loans

Railway History
The National Railway Museum (NRM) in York and Locomotion at Shildon are to introduce a two-year pause for loaning out objects and vehicles.

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