The Rail Yards in downtown Albuquerque hopes to trade train cars for film students. 

Friday morning, the city announced its latest partnership with the Central New Mexico Community College. 

Together, they will work towards turning the currently vacant Rail Yards buildings into classroom space, filming locations and more. 

The college says the location has a lot to offer and will help accommodate Albuquerque’s growing film industry. 

“We’re betting on Albuquerque growing and being an exciting place to be, the second thing is that it’s very large and it offers us an opportunity to do a lot of different things,” CNM President Dr. Kathy Winograd said. 

CNM is hopeful legislators will approve funding for the architectural process this month. If they do, classroom space could be ready as early as 2021.