The Hackenbeck Tunnel was cut in 1924/5, during the extension of the Branch Line from Elsbridge to Ffarquhar. As part of a deal between Sir Topham Hatt and Jabez Croarie, half the cost of the tunnel was beared by The Ffarquhar Quarry Co.; the expense of constructing a tunnel having prevented an extension being constructed earlier.
One winter, Thomas crashed into a snowdrift on the south side of the tunnel and had to be rescued by Terence. Mrs. Kyndley's Cottage is also located on the south side of the tunnel, and in the winter of 1951, Mrs. Kyndley managed to warn Thomas and his crew of a landslide that had occurred closer to the tunnel, preventing a nasty accident.
- Tank Engine Thomas Again - Thomas Goes Fishing and Thomas, Terence and the Snow
- Toby the Tram Engine - Mrs. Kyndley's Christmas
- Stepney the "Bluebell" Engine - Train Stops Play
- More About Thomas the Tank Engine - Better Late Than Never
- Thomas and Victoria - Toby's Vintage Train
- 1984 - Thomas' Christmas Party
- Series 1 - Thomas and the Trucks (deleted scene), Thomas and the Guard, Thomas, Terence and the Snow, Thomas and Bertie and Thomas' Christmas Party
- Series 2 - Bertie's Chase (stock footage), Better Late Than Never (stock footage) and Edward's Exploit (stock footage)
- Series 4 - Train Stops Play and Thomas and the Special Letter (mentioned)
- Series 10 - Thomas and the Shooting Star
- Series 21 - Terence Breaks the Ice
- Series 23 - The Other Big Engine (stock footage)
- When Hackenbeck Tunnel returned in the twenty-first series, it re-used the model of a tunnel seen in the previous series, resulting in the tunnel being double tracked and having a different architectural design.