The Railway Series
Over a distance of eight kilometres (five miles), the line climbs around a hundred metres (280 feet) from Suddery Junction to reach Maron, meaning a gradient of 1:75 and a severe test for engines on the North Western Railway.
Bankers are often required to help trains up the hill. However, they run the risk of being chased by a runaway train or rear ending the train they are helping - something Duck found out the hard way twice, once with Edward and again with Henry.
When the railway was first built, this stretch was made even more difficult by strong winds blown in by the sea. This was attempted to be countered by the planting of trees on either side of the line, but in autumn there can be the additional risk of slippery leaves on the line, as James soon discovered.
Thomas & Friends
From King of the Railway onwards, there has been a junction leading to the Ulfstead Branch Line near the bottom of the hill.
The foot of the hill is also the site of many crashes, such as when a calliope ran away from Percy and came off the rails at the bottom of the hill, or when a giant snowball knocked Emily off of the tracks.
Gordon's Hill has been seen frequently throughout Stories From Sodor.
Like in the television series and the Railway Series, Duck ran into trouble on the hill once again when the brake lamp fell off of The Flying Kipper. This led to Duck running into the back of the train.
- ↑ Season 1: "Rosie, Jacob, Sierra, and the Troublesome Trucks"
- ↑ Season 1: "Donald, Douglas, and the Trouble With Leaves"
- ↑ Season 2: "Insignificant"
- ↑ Engine Friends: "Edward the Blue Engine"
- ↑ Engine Friends: "Duck the Great Western Engine"
- ↑ Amazing Adventures: "The Trouble with Fish"
- ↑ Amazing Adventures: "Gordon, James, and the Trouble With Mud"
- ↑ Amazing Adventures: "Donald, Douglas, and Emily"
- ↑ Season 9: "The Substitute Controller"