Now Arriving at Roseville, North Dakota
Roseville, North Dakota is a former Great Northern Railroad station at the intersection of County Roads 11 and 16 in Traill county, about ten minutes southwest of Mayville.
Roseville was never much more than a loose collection of farmsteads surrounding a grain elevator. Today, the tracks have been pulled up and the grain elevator is crumbling, but you can imagine a time, in the steam locomotive days, when a train passed through Roseville every day, loading grain from the elevator and delivering settlers to nearby towns with depots.
Above: Looking down the former railbed, the ties and rails long since pulled up.
The condition of the elevator in 2013 didn’t inspire a lot of confidence. It looked like it would topple over, but at last update in 2017, it was still standing.
There is one other structure on-site, the white building shown above, which we’re told was the former township school, and was last used as the township hall.
Photos by Troy Larson, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC