It all started with this picture I found on Pinterest. My sister and I, who enjoy giggling over funny Pinterest pictures, then took it to the next level-- what if all the Les Mis characters (or at least as many as possible) were trains from Thomas the Tank Engine? I present to you, therefore, the Engines on the Island of Paris.
First of all, Enjolras can't be Thomas. Enjolras has to be James. With his new red coat [of paint].
Thomas himself will be played by Marius. With his blue coat.
This opens up the field for Cosette and Eponine as Annie and Clarabel, who follow Thomas-Marius wherever he goes.
Grantaire will be Henry, because he talks too much and has a green coat (the coincidences are freaky, people. FREAKY.)
Valjean will be Edward, the elderly engine who is nice to everyone and is a bit old-fashioned.
Javert will be Gordon. OBVIOUSLY. I mean, Edward even rescues Gordon at one point. Guys, this thing was MEANT TO BE.
Gavroche has to be Toby. I don't know why. He just does.
And, of course, Monsieur and Madame Thenardier are the Troublesome Trucks. Do I even need to explain this one?
Oh, and Sir Topham Hatt has to be in there somewhere, so he can be Victor Hugo.