Great Scenic Railway Journeys Nominated for 4 Emmy Awards

November 18, 2005

Wide Eye Productions, which produces the Great Scenic Railway Journeys PBS television series, received ten nominations for a television commercial and two documentaries that have aired on PBS stations. The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominations for the 20th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards on November 18.

“Great Scenic Railway Journeys: Australia” was nominated in the magazine, director/non-news and camera/non-news categories. “North Carolina Mountain Treasures” was nominated in the informational/instructional, director/non-news and camera/non-news categories. A television commercial promoting the YMCA’s Camp Hanes was nominated in the commercial spot and camera/short form categories. Great Scenic Railway Journeys was nominated of interactivity for their CD-Rom directory for tourist railways and museums.

The shows and commercial were directed and produced by Robert C. Van Camp, owner of Wide Eye Productions. The mountain treasures show also earned an original music score nomination for Fred Story and Concentrix Music of Charlotte.

The awards will be held in Nashville on January 28th.


David Holt, host of “Great Scenic Railway Journeys,’’ stands on the back of the caboose.