This junction was formed in 1874 between the west end of the Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway) and the 1848 Caledonian Railway.
The branch line was entered from the west. The Balerno line ran parallel and to the south of the main line as far as Balerno Junction at Slateford.
The signal box, opened with the branch, was on the north side of the junction.
This was a double track junction. The branch line reduced to a single track shortly after the junction but a long siding ran parallel with the branch track for some way. At the junction there were sidings on the at the far end of the branch, parallel to the main line. In addition, there were some sidings in the 'V' of the junction, leading off the branch. Near these were the several Ravelrig Junction Quarries.
Several quarry tramways ran from the long siding, running south west to the several Ravelrig Quarrys on Ravelrig Hill.
The signal box was replaced in 1912. The new box was in the 'V' of the junction.
From Ravelrig Junction to Balerno Goods Junction closed in 1963.
The box closed in 1967.
The main line remains open, a double track electrified railway.
Ratho (Low Level)
Ingliston Park and Ride [Tram]
Edinburgh Park Station [Tram]
Edinburgh Park Central [Tram]
| Ravelrig Quarry|
Balerno Goods Junction
Camps Junction [CR]
Camps Brick Works
East Camps Quarry
Curriehill Foot Crossing
Whitelaw Foot Crossing
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|/ /1870||Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)|
A connection at the west end of the Balerno branch is authorised from Ravelrig Junction, making the branch into a loop off the Edinburgh branch of the Caledonian Railway. Balerno Goods would now be left on a short branch.
|11/09/1939||Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)|
Balerno (excluded) - Ravelrig Junction (excluded) closed to passengers.
|04/12/1967||Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)|
Balerno Goods to Balerno Junction and Balerno Goods Junction to Ravelrig Junction closed.
An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways
Caledonian Dunalastairs and Associated Classes (Locomotive Monograph)
Caledonian in LMS Days (Railways in Retrospect)
Caledonian Railway Carriages
Caledonian Railway Livery: The True Line Elegance and Style
Caledonian Railway Wagons & Non-Passenger Coaching Stock
Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press
Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)
Callander & Oban Railway Through Time
Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)
Signalling the Caledonian Railway
|The Balerno Branch and the Caley in Edinburgh (Oakwood Library of Railway History)|
The Caledonian Railway 'jumbos' the 18in. X 26in. 0-6-0s
The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History
The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)
Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway
Vanished Railways of West Lothian