About Us - San Diego Electric Railway Association

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 Museum
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.

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.

The Depot is open Saturdays and Sundays 10 am - 4 pm and by appointment.

Depot Phone: (619) 474-4400

SDERA Board of Directors - 2023

  • Mike Reading, President -
  • Tom Carnes, Vice President -
  • Mitch Beauchamp, Secretary -
  • Jeff Trimble, Treasurer -
  • Chris Higgins, Director-at-Large -
  • Carol Mandra, Director-at-Large
  • Mike Reneau, Director-at-Large
  • John DeLalla, Director-at-Large -
  • Timothy Higgins, Director-at-Large -


Questions / Comments / Submittals, contact Chris Higgins -


For Submittals, contact Newsletter Editor John DeLalla - .

Docents / Membership

Contact John DeLalla, Docent & Membership Coordinator - - (760) 330-3949


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.

Three-Rail Layout Activities

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

Contact Scotty Lewis -

Bookstore / Gift Shop

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

Contact Us

  922 W. 23rd St. | National City, CA 91950

Museum Hours

Normal Business Hours:
  Saturday / Sunday from 10am to 4pm

Tours and Special Events by Appointment.