Blanchard to Mayville
This route was built by the Casselton Branch Railroad (a subsidiary of the Northern Pacific Railway) in 1880 as part of longer route between Breckenridge and Mayville. Later that same year, the route was purchased by the Great Northern Railway, which soon merged into the Burlington Northern Railroad.
The route was abandoned in 1977.
I would like to add there have been two additional abandonments on this line. Pretty much the whole line south of Mayville has been abandoned. The Line from Hunter to Blanchard has been abandoned in 1985 and the rest of the line except for a short spur has been abandoned in 2012 though it has not been used since at least 2005 when most of the Grain has been hauled to the shuttle elevators in both AYR and Hillsboro, Nd