trainspots logo


Written by David Ross - 18 May 2009
New Mobile Site
We have just launched a new mobile version of this site - m.trainspots. This page will use your smart device's GPS to loctate you and guide you to locations that are close to your present location.
Location notes
Moy is situated about 10 miles south of Inverness and lies on the Highland Mainline. It is a location situated in the middle of nowhere to be honest.
Railway type and traffic
The type of traffic found at this location are 170/158s on Scotrail services to/from Edinburgh and Glasgow. A daily HST to/from Kings Cross, DBS 67 on the Sleeper.
The freight seen has finally picked up once again with DRS 66s on the daily Grangemouth-Inverness Stobart Containers then once a week Freightliner Heavy Haul operates it's 6H51 Oxwellmains-Inverness cement which is regular 66/6 working. DBS has 1 freight a week which is the Mossend-Lairg oil tanks this runs north early morning and returns around 1915 from Inverness.
Approximate times for freight @ this location (April 2009)

DRS
4H47 Grangemouth-Inverness usually heading past around 09:00 (Except when 6H51 runs, in the event the cement is running this train will not head north until around 10:30 which is it is booked path but it runs in the cements path on all other days)
4N47 Inverness-Grangemouth passes between 13:40-14:00

Freightliner
6H51 Oxwellmains-Inverness heads north at 09:00 (normally runs on Thursdays)
6B31 Inverness-Oxwellmains returns at 17:20-17:30

DBS
6H44 Mossend-Inverness is around 05:00, with the train the continuing as 6H03 08:07 from Inverness.
6D66 Lairg-Mossend returns past around 19:40 and it is booked to go into Moy loop to cross NXECs 1S15 Kings Cross-Inverness HST.
Environment
The best place to take the shot at this location is in the middle of the field which lies on the west side of the line. I have been to this location a few times this year and there has been no animals in the field, but if there is common sense should prevail in not to disturb them to much.
Road directions
To get to the location by Car is quite easy:

From the South:
Take the Moy turn off which is 2 miles after Tomatin, this will take you on a B road and follow it along through Moy village and you will come to an arch bridge under the line, go 300 yards past the bridge and there is an opening on the left where you can park your vehicle.

From the North:
Leave the A9 at Moy turn off at Daviot the continue along the B road until you come to the open land beside the line which is around 3 1/2 miles from Daviot, just before the bridge you will again see the parking on the right hand side.

From here turn to the right and there is a gate on the left which you climb over then continue to you preferred location for the shot in the field.

Click here to set up your location for directions to this location

Moy map co-ordinates
Parking
There is an opening directly opposite the field which will allow parking off the road.
Public transport
This location is served by a very infrequent bus service, details can be found here.

Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Amenities
There no amenities at this location, you are really in true Scottish countryside, but you are only 10 miles from Inverness where there is plenty of places to eat etc.
Accommodation
Inverness would be the main place to stay.
I have found in my past traveling around Scotland for railtours that Youth Hostels are good places to get head down and they come at a price of around 14 per night, there is one in Inverness around a 10 minute walk from the station.

For hotel information log onto Visit Scotland.com.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Moy

Googly map
Streetmap links
Moy general view map
Moy close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Moy



Who likes this location on facebook



Railway Gen Group
scot-rail.co.uk
Photographic notes
I have only used this location for 4N47 and the sun is perfect for the shot at the time I wrote this.


General views - All photographs © David Ross unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north


Disclaimer
Back to the top

All information contained within this is site is Trainspots. The images used on this site remain the property of the original photographer, as credited at the top of the page, and are used with their kind permission.

The information on these pages is supplied for the benefit of railway enthusiasts who carry out a harmless hobby, and through the medium of photography and video, actually promote the railway industry. Railway enthusiasts can also act as eyes and ears against railway vandalism, and as such should surely be encouraged to do so by the supply of adequate information such as is found on this website.

This site has been created to assist railway photographers in their travels around the country. It is based on the personal knowledge and experience. No liability can be held against the web site or its contributions for incorrect information. Trainspots will endeavour to check all information and corrections will be accepted and posted accordingly.

Advice as to the locations general environment is given as a guide on each page. This information is a GUIDE only. ALWAYS be careful with your equipment, Trainspots can not be held responsible for your personal security. Avoid leaving your property on display for all to see, be aware of your surroundings at all times. There are, sadly, people who will not think twice about trying to steal your equipment.

Trainspots DOES NOT condone trespass and none of the information on this site should be taken as a right to trespass on either railway or private land. To the best of our knowledge all locations are publicly accessible areas, where they are not contact information will be given to the appropriate authority for permission to be obtained.

The content of this site is created and intended for all age ranges but the content of sites linked from this site are not subject to the same intentions. Trainspots will attempt to check links for validity but as time passes and the site grows this will not always be possible. Broken, or indeed updates to, links should be submitted to the editor for inclusion in the updates. All links external to the Trainspots site are opened in a new browser window. Trainspots has been running now for over 10 years and there are imitation sites and guides to railfotspots. But we are a free site and we continue on the path we started out on over a decade ago to provide a useful guide to UK Railway Photographic Locations.