What a treat for the public to go inside the barbed wire gates of the Albuquerque Rail Yards (12/1/12). I have so often watched activities there from outside the chain link fences. Our home in South Broadway is so nearby, that we can hear movie directors shouting out their orders to actors and crew. It will be exciting to watch the changes planned for the site coming in the next decade.

It was a true delight as well for photographers as the lighting, the shadows and all the weird little things begging to be photographed all were alive and well on a gorgeous December afternoon inside the cavernous grounds of the historic Rail Yards.

Kudos to the City of Albuquerque on a fine job orchestrating the Open House tour and for all that is transpiring at the Rail Yards.

The photograph below is one of my favorite shots of the afternoon...There's plenty more where that came from at a gallery I have placed open to public view at Picasa...

Click link to view:  Jeff Hartzer's gallery of the Albuquerque Rail Yards Open House 

For a quick 360 video view, click:  Rail Yards:inside out on YouTube

 

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Tags: barelas, downtown_renewal, jeff_hartzer, locomotives_albuquerque, railyards, south_broadway, trains_history

Comment by Ron Da Bomb on December 2, 2012 at 6:20pm

fascinating!

Comment by Krista on December 2, 2012 at 6:37pm

Sad we missed the open house--I've been wanting to go inside for some time now.  Thanks for taking photos and video!  Such a great space with tons of potential

Comment by Dee Cohen on December 3, 2012 at 6:10am

Great shots. I love that place. Dee

Comment by Linda Morey on December 3, 2012 at 9:15am

Thank you so much for posting these!  I wish I could have gone - 

Comment by Izquierdo on December 3, 2012 at 10:01am

It's strange how some buildings live on and provide pleasure, others disappear. Albuquerque would have been better off if almost all of the old buildings had been retained and businesses had found a way to work around the problem. Image if downtown and most of Central had retained the character and name of Route 66. What an extraordinary showpiece it would have been, capable of luring much traffic off I-40.. 

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