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.


  • Revvin Evan (Jay Jay the Jet Plane)
  • Max (Sonic Underground)
  • Heathcliff (Garfield and Friends)
  • Goofy (The Simpsons)
  • Popeye (South Park)
  • Professor Percy (Spongebob Squarepants)
  • Emmet the Legofigures (Super Mario)


  1. Barry/Thomas