The Albuquerque depot that lead to the development of what Albuquerque is today is all due to the village of the original depot location and AT&SF could not agree on a land price. Back when the AT&SF inquired the village of Bernalillo about land the village was wanting $425.00 per acre, where as the railroad was accustomed to only paying about $2.00 per acre. So the AT&SF moved on from Bernalillo and went 10 miles to the south to build what is known today as the Albuquerque Depot in the heart of Albuquerque, NM.
Today the Albuquerque Depot is home to the Amtrak Depot along with the New Mexico Rail Runner Express Depot. The old turn table is gone, the old engine shop and machines shops have been restored for new forms of commerce such as The Rail Yards Market, an avenue for pop up markets and events.
The vacant railyard complex is also a frequent filming location. Such movies filmed there include Beerfest (2006), The Spirit (2008), Gamer (2009), Terminator Salvation (2009), and The Avengers (2012). The pilot episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles also used the railyard as a location.