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Robbins Crossing

All regular trains, including the Noon Train to Haydenville and the 2:30pm Train to Logan, stop at Robbins Crossing.

Cooking on a wood-burning stove, a working blacksmith shop, candle-making, yarn spinning -- these are all sights you may see at Robbins Crossing. This unique stop on the railway is a restored 1840s-era Ohio village located on the campus of Hocking College. All of the regular weekend trains stop at this recreated village for thirty minutes unless otherwise specified.

The people who operate the village are college students, staff and volunteers dressed in period clothing. Direct interaction with the staff is encouraged, making for a worthwhile visit.

The village itself is named in honor of Charles E. Robbins, who once owned a farm that Hocking College now occupies. The buildings located within Robbins Crossing have all been donated, moved from the original locations and reconstructed at their present location.

Visit the Anthony, Gladden and Wolfe Houses; the blacksmith shop and barn. The general store is where folks can purchase some rather unique items, in addition to snacks and cold beverages that include sarsaparilla.

In October, Thursday and Friday trains go to Robbins Crossing. For these trains, the Crossing has a single staff person and is only open for self-guided tours with a brochure. The general store is not open.

Robbins Crossing is not a part of the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway. It is part of Hocking College's Natural and Historical Interpretation curriculum.

There is no lift for wheelchairs at the Crossing and no paved paths, only grass for walking.

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