Former deputy prime minister and rail historian Tim Fischer is calling on Junee council and residents to fight for its future as a railway town.
In an exclusive statement, Mr Fischer said proximity to the March election provides a platform for the Junee North Triangle to be put on the state's agenda.
Visible on the north of the Olympic Highway platform, the now-unused triangle represents the junction intersection on the way out to Marrar.
"This key railway triangle was ripped out last century, unfortunately," said Mr Fischer.
"The last fortnight has seen grain freight [through Junee] to Port Kembla. It would be 20 minutes more efficient if the triangle was restored and back working.
"It's all about boosting the efficiency of this vital freight line. It should never have been pulled out."
A similar fork exists in Cootamundra, but in Junee, Mr Fischer said, the passage of freight is stalled by first having to detour to the terminal, unhook and pump breaks for up to 10 minutes before continuing.
Mr Fischer's call follows the October announcement by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro that $1.1 million would be invested into rail projects in Junee and Narrandera.
Joined by the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey, the Junee North Triangle was then slated for re-activation.
Likewise, the Narrandera-Tocumwal Railway was listed as an option for renewal.
"At the end of last year, the commitment was made, but everyone seems to have gone to sleep on the issue," Mr Fischer said.
During last year's announcement, Ms Pavey provided her hopes that the project would increase freight productivity through Junee.
"Travel times from Junee to Port Botany and Port Kembla could be reduced by up to three hours, and provide greater capacity at the busy Junee railyard," she said.