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
Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota. @NorthDakotaTroy