Barry, named after Barry Island, the home of the scrapyard in South Wales where he was rescued, was a potential character for the Railway Series. He was to first appear in the cancelled book, Barry the Rescue Engine - which was initially thought to be the thirty-ninth volume of the Railway Series.
It has since been revealed by Christopher Awdry that the book had been created in the 1980s and the engine similar to Wilbert was a different one altogether.
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- Max (Sonic Underground)
- Heathcliff (Garfield and Friends)
- Goofy (The Simpsons)
- Popeye (South Park)
- Professor Percy (Spongebob Squarepants)
- Emmet the Legofigures (Super Mario)