Contact 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
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. 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 10 am - 4 pm and by appointment.

Depot Phone: (619) 474-4400

SDERA Board of Directors - 2018

  • Mike Reading, President -
  • Tom Carnes, Vice President -
  • Jeff Trimble, Acting Treasurer -
  • Chris Higgins, 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 Temporary Newsletter Editor Chris Higgins - . We are looking for a new newsletter editor! Please consider helping out in this important outreach tool!

Docents / Membeship

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.

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 Scotty Lewis

Bookstore / Gift Shop

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