Hackenbeck is a small hamlet to the west of Ffarquhar, serviced by a halt on Thomas' Branch Line. Thomas once stuck in a snowdrift outside the nearby tunnel. The station is just north of the Hackenbeck Tunnel. A stream passes under the railway line east of the station.
Mrs. Kyndley lives in a cottage south of the tunnel.
There is also a small bridge that goes over the River Callan. It once collapsed just before Percy was about to cross the river and it took several days to repair.
It appeared in two Railway Series books: More About Thomas the Tank Engine and Thomas Comes Home. It also appeared in the Annual story Terence Takes a Bath.