Producer visiting for showing of trains documentary
URBANA — Robert Van Camp, who produces public television programs about historic and scenic tourist railroads, will be at WILL-TV from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday for the broadcast of "Trains Around North America."
Van Camp will be in the studio during breaks in the program to talk about his love of railroads and how he became interested in helping preserve their history.
"Trains Around North America" features a variety of railways — from quiet and relaxing trains offering spectacular meals and views, to fast-paced trains full of glitz and glamour.
The program is hosted by Grammy Award-winning musician and storyteller David Holt.
Viewers will get to enter a drawing to win a pair of Pullman Railway Journey tickets that include a double bedroom as well as hear about other special train-related ticket offers.
Before founding his own production company, Van Camp was a television news photographer/producer in Winston-Salem, N.C. His first railroad show, about the Great Smoky Mountain Railway in North Carolina, aired in 1994 and became the first in a series of shows about scenic railway journeys.