We regretfully inform you that Richard Parks (88 yrs) has passed away in his sleep on Jan. 5th. His immediate family will maintain the website.

Come visit us as we explore a few examples of our great American Heritage that so often is forgotten. We will take a look at our country's early IRON MAKING,, that helped lead to the heyday of PASSEGER RAIL, and a little glimpse of our PARKS FAMILY with four generations involved in this railroad heritage.
Vioctory Furnace
Iron Furnaces
The Iron Furnace link to the left will take you to our Iron Furnace pages where you will find information and locations for Western Pennsylvania old stone iron furnaces, which were an important part of the westward expansion of our country and the railroad industry.
Pennsylvania K4s Pacific
North American Railroads of the 1930's and 1940's is up and running. We have started with the "hub" of America's railroads, Chicago, and have advanced to railroads that had passenger services which connected to Chicago railroads .We are now working on other railroads of the 30's and 40's.

Parks Genealogy
The Genealogy link to the left will take you to Our genealogy page where you will find the surnames we have researched, and links to our Rootsweb genealogy pages. Our family has four generations of railroad industry history.

Your source for Iron Furnace Research, North American Railroads of the 1930's
and Parks Genealogy

Contact Richard or RobinJeanne Parks, 541-753-4897 for questions or comments,
or.... Email:.. Richard Parks

Please bookmark this site . . . and come back often!

Website Written and Maintained by Richard Parks
Copyright © Richard Parks, April 21, 2009