November 21, 2008

Great Scenic Railway Journeys was nominated for 9 Emmy nominations.

Great Scenic Railway Journeys current special that celebrates North America's existing steam railways was nominated on Friday night for a total of 9 Emmy nominations by the Mid-South Region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The show's creator and producer, Robert Van Camp, was nominated in the following categories: historical and cultural programming, director programming, photography, editor, and lighting. The other nominations came in a new category called advanced media, which consists of productions produced for the web. Van Camp was nominated in the categories of: commercial spot, photography, editor, and writer/producer.

This is a milestone for the show's creator and producer, Robert Van Camp, being that this last round of nominations will total 50 in his career. Van Camp's last Great Scenic Railway Journeys special for public television (celebrating 175 years of the American railroad), garnished him 3 Emmys, giving him a career total of 10.

The awards will be announced in Nashville on January 24, 2009. To find out more about the nominations, go to

For more information on Great Scenic Railways Journeys, visit