Barry is a large goods engine who lives on the Dark Railway.
Barry was built on December 31st, 1956 at Crewe Works. He spent much of his working life in the north of England, picking up his northern accent. He was withdrawn from service in 1966 and eventually ended up at Caracus Smash Ltd. He was slowly restored to working order by Mr. Smash and was completed at the end of 1970, being brought to the Dark Railway. Caracus Smash was not pleased to see him, and he proceeded to bewilder the other engines with his outlandish statements immediately. On his first day, he helped to rescue Turbo, who had broken down ahead of Barry and his train. He helped to solve the mystery surrounding the railway's new fish train, "The Red Herring". To Barry's disgust, he was required to haul passenger trains during a long running conflict between the diesel fleet and the general public, particularly after the diesels went on strike.
Barry is insane, talking nonsense most of the time and behaving irrationally. However, he is good natured, and does his jobs well... when they don't interrupt his day to day life pretending to be a human. Also for an unknown reason, he has a hatred of Scotland, quoting the line,”Ohh for F*cks sake, I F*cking hate Scotland.”
Barry is painted in British Railways unlined black with a late crest.
Barry is based on a British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0, designed by Robert Riddles for heavy and express freight work. Gary is also a member of this class.
The Dark Railway SeriesEdit
- Series 7 - Ey Up?, The Red Herring, Mothership Reconnection, and What a Clarence!
- Series 8 - One More Time, Revolution 909, De la Trip, Face to Face, Colossus, Short Circuit, and Autumn (does not speak)
- Barry has grown in popularity of recent due to his "exposure" on vlogs and livestream videos produced by Dark DJ Productions.
- Barry was the first permanent character in "The Dark Railway Series" to be confirmed have a different voice actor to Dark DJ himself: Anthony Sims, of "High Lane Productions", who impressed Dark DJ with his vocal rendition and mannerisms of the character.
|Locomotives of The Dark Railway|
|Theo and Otto • 257 Squadron • Sir Eustace Missenden • Dave • Brian • Eddie • Leno • Abomination • Hannah • Ed • Sid • Caracus Smash • Five • Barry • De la Trip • Colossus|
|Ryan • Raymond • Allan • Turbo • Mr. B • Warrior • Andy|
|Cheapside • Dark Railway No 1202 • James • Colin • Repulse|
|Owen • Cammer|