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San Diego Electric Railway Assn., Inc is a 501.c.3 Non-profit Corporation
DBA: San Diego Electric Railway (SDERy) and The National City Depot
922 West 23rd St, National City, CA 91950

National City Depot is at 922 West 23rd St, National City, CA 91950

The Depot is located at the corner of Bay Marina Drive and Marina Way in National City. Take Interstate 5 about 10 miles south of downtown San Diego, exit at Bay Marina Drive and go west 1 block and turn right on Cleveland Ave. Turn left one block later onto West 23rd St. The Depot is straight in at the end of the street.  Get Directions from Mapquest!

From the San Diego Trolley, take the Blue Line to National City / 24th St Station. The Depot is about 4 blocks west of the station. Call the Depot and we may be able to pick you up (depending on staffing and number of visitors).

The Depot is open Saturdays and Sundays and Holidays (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) 10 am - 4 pm and by appointment.

Depot Phone: (619) 474-4400

SDERA Board of Directors - 2015

  • Mike Reading, President -
  • Tom Carnes, Vice President -
  • David R. Slater, Past President -
  • Jody Surowiec, Secretary / Membership Chairperson -
  • Jeff Trimble, Treasurer -
  • Eddie McCann, Director-at-Large
  • Jason Ballard, Director-at-Large
  • Jim Anderson, Director-at-Large
  • Mitch Beauchamp, Director-at-Large -
  • Mike Reneau, Director-at-Large


Questions / Comments / Submittals, contact Chris Higgins - - (858) 521-0895


For Submittals, contact our Newsletter Editor Richard Finch - . Our next issue is expected to be Oct 2014.

Docents / Membeship

Contact John DeLalla, Docent & Membeship Coordinator - - (858) 847-3138


SDERA maintains a library that is not publicly accessible. We are working to catalog our collection and make items available for research purposes upon request.

Contact Tom Sapien, Librarian -

Three-Rail Layout Activities

We maintain an O-scale layout with 3 main lines in what used to be the ticket office of the Depot.

Contact Eddie McCann

Bookstore / Gift Shop

Contact Jim Anderson, Bookstore Manager - 619-474-4400