C. Junior (Junior for short) is Mr. Conductor's cousin. Like his cousin, he is at a regular height on Sodor and the Magic Railroad - anywhere else, he shrinks to a height of 24 centimetres (ten inches).
He was played by Michael E. Rodgers.
He was stated to put party poppers down Thomas' funnel at one point.
Junior was called by Mr. Conductor to go to Sodor to help find the source of the gold dust. Junior was almost out of gold dust himself, and so he brought Lily to help him. When they reached the windmill, he took a ride on it when no one was looking, but the wind was too strong and he was flung onto Diesel 10, losing his beach bag in the process. Diesel 10 took him to the scrapyards and flung him onto James. In the nick of time, Junior teleported himself and James to safety using the last of the gold dust.
After Diesel 10 fell onto a barge and the gold dust was restored, Junior kept his promise to Lily to give her a little bit of gold dust. He decided not to go back to the beach, opting instead to become the new Conductor of Shining Time.
Junior enjoys relaxing on the beach and playing pranks - Thomas mentioned he once stuck party poppers down his funnel. He often gets into trouble. Everything he does though is in good heart, if pranking can be considered in good heart.
- Michael E. Rodgers
- Hiroaki Hirata (Japan; voiceover)
- Ziv Meir (Israel; voiceover)
- Luis Daniel Ramírez (Mexico; voiceover)
- Gabriel Ortiz (Mexico; voiceover; TV Version)
- Junior is apparently allergic to grass, and easily gets motion sick.
- Junior was originally intended to have a British accent, but after Michael E. Rodgers was cast for the role, Britt Allcroft decided to give Junior a Scottish accent to reflect Rodgers' heritage.
- In the original script of Thomas and the Magic Railroad, after Boomer and Diesel 10 fell off the old viaduct into a barge of sludge, Junior used his magic bandana to turn the two villains into sludge.
- When Diesel 10 says, "Hang on tight Moondoggy", this is a reference to the 1959 "Gidget". In this movie the main character meets a surfer named Moondoggy. It's unknown if this was a joke in the script or added in by Diesel 10's voice actor, Neil Crone.
- Now, don't look so surprised. I know you haven't seen me since--
- You stuffed party poppers down my funnel!
- Hey, we had a laugh.
- You did!
- Thomas and Junior talking about their last greeting, "Thomas and the Magic Railroad"