Kinetic Steam Works is a collective located in West Oakland dedicated to steam powered kinetic art. I was wandering around the neighborhood taking pictures when I heard a train horn. I could see steam (steam?) in the distance but couldn't figure out what the heck was happening. I walked toward the sound and Pappy appeared out of a cloud of steam. The self-described steam dorks who renovated and modified this steam engine were taking it out for a spin. As this was late December, Santa was sitting on the back with an ax in his hands. Of course. Check out their website for more information and learn a little about the steampunk movement. Who knew? Also check out ABC Wednesday for more K photos.