Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE AND DISCLAIMER CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE ("this site"). By using this site, you agree to these terms of use. If you do not agree with these terms, you may not use this site. San Diego Electric Railway Association, Inc. (d.b.a. National City Depot Museum and known as SDERA) reserves the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update these Terms of Use, and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations, or updates.


All site design, text, graphics, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements thereof are the intellectual property of SDERA and Chris Higgins - all rights reserved or were used with permission of the respective owners. Any use of materials on this site, including reproduction of content and photos without written permission of SDERA is strictly prohibited.

The rights to use of the site, database software and interfaces, scripting, and structures ("G3") has been licensed to SDERA by Chris Higgins along with all of its customizations specifically for use on this website.

Photos used on this site are used with permission (where possible). In the event that a photo is from an unknown source, it is marked as unknown but with a request to contact the Webmaster with further details. If the owner / photographer becomes known, permission will be requested. If permission is denied, the photograph will be removed immediately. SDERA respects a photographer's rights to recognition for their work and strives to properly credit all artistic work where possible.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). 

SDERA is committed to complying with U.S. copyright and related laws, and requires all users of the Websites to comply with these laws. Owners of copyrighted works who believe that their rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed may take advantage of certain provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA") to report alleged infringements. A copyright owner of any content should contact SDERA and its website immediately to report any concerns of infringement by providing notice SDERA's Designated Agent as required by the DMCA, Title 17 U.S.C. § 512. If such notice is provided by email, please address it to . If such notice is provided by mail, please address it to: San Diego Electric Railway Association, Inc, Webmaster, 922 W. 23rd St, National City, CA 91950.

Purpose of This Site

This site is primarily intended for use by SDERA members and guests interested in streetcars and historic / heritage / vintage rail systems and to inform members of past and upcoming events.


SDERA offers links and link reciprocation to other organizations and businesses deemed appropriate and useful to its members. To be considered for a link, please send e-mail to the Webmaster with all pertinent information. The Webmaster will review all submissions to assure that the recommended site is appropriate, useful information to SDERA members, and/or contains useful information to streetcar, trolley, and historic rail system enthusiasts in general. Priority is given to sites with streetcar, trolley, and historic rail related materials due to our organization's primary goals in supporting these activities in the San Diego, CA region.

Note this Policy from our Links page: The links provided are as a courtesy for our visitors. They are operated by each organization and may change at any time. If you see a link that is not working or have one you think would be appropriate (concerning rail, streetcar, trolley, train, or local history), contact to let us know! Final determination is at the webmaster's discretion. Links to sites not related to the a topic closely related to the subjects previously listed will be automatically rejected as SPAM. Links MUST be from a website that is primarily related to these subjects. For example: a link to a train related page on a website for a widget manufacturer WILL NOT be added even if it was done as a "class project". For items like school projects, consider using Wordpress or other similar free site to post rather than a page off the company website.

These links are to sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third party vendors and other non-afflilated parties (the "external sites"). You acknowledge that SDERA is not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any external site. You should contact the site administrator or Webmaster for those external sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such external sites. You should also notify the SDERA Webmaster about any concerns regarding an external site so a review can be done to determine if the site should remain as a link from this site.

Limitation on Liability

Neither SDERA, the Museum, its affiliates, Trustees, Directors, Officers, or Agents shall have any liability for any damages, including without limitation, any direct, indirect, incidental, compensentory, punitive, speciaal or consequential damages (even if SDERA has been advised of the possibility of such damages) arising from or related to the use of the website, content, and/or compilation.

Site Content

The Webmaster retains final editorial control over content of the site - including but not limited to photos, articles, or blogs - deemed inappropriate for the site. We do not, however, make this determination based on gender, race, or orientation. We aim for a family-friendly experience, so determination that content that is not suitable to younger audiences will preclude use of that content.

At its discretion, SDERA or the Webmaster may discontinue or take down the Website or any section or material within the Website at any time.

Social Media

Links to Social Media accounts or stories is limited due to the volatile and unpredictable nature of these applications. SDERA maintains a presence on the Social Media platforms shown at the bottom of each page. These are NOT necessarily maintained by the Webmaster. It is at the sole discretion of the Webmaster to link to any particular Social Media platform. If you do not see a specific platform shown, it is an indication that the Webmaster has determined that the platform is not or is no longer appropriate for our needs. These determinations are made as conditions warrant and changes may be made at any time.

Entire Agreement; Severance; Waiver. 

These Terms of Use incorporate by reference any notices on the Website and, together with the Privacy Policy and any end-user license agreements, constitute the entire agreement regarding user access to the Website. If any provision of the terms and conditions or the Privacy Policy is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that provision will be severable from the remaining provisions and will not affect their validity and enforceability. SDERA's failure to enforce a provision on any occasion shall not be construed as a waiver of such provision.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction. 

These Terms of Use and any amendments thereto shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. Any dispute arising out of, in connection with, or related to this Agreement shall be brought in any Federal or State court located in San Diego County and the State of California, and the parties hereby waive any objection that they may have to personal jurisdiction in these courts.


Questions regarding our Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, or other policy related material can be directed to our Webmaster at .