A further $9.1 million dollars has been made available from the State Government for the 32 kilometre Picton to Colo Vale Rail Line project.
The funding will enable the line to have a 23 tonne axel loading giving it the ability to take any steam train from the Thirlmere Rail Museum.
Our Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith was able to secure the funding from the State Government's $3 Billion Infrastructure and Job Acceleration Fund.
He said it will provide a big boost for tourism in the region.
"Once we get the line to Colo Vale, we'll look at other funding possibilities to get it to Mittagong.
"The Rail Museum at Thirlmere has the largest collection of heritage trains in Australia," Mr Smith said.
Image: Office of Nathaniel Smith