The Ferrocarril Central Andino is after the the Quingzang railway in Tibet the second highest railway line in the world. It reaches its highest elevation at the station of La Cima at 4'818 meters (on the Ticlio/Abra de Anticona Pass) above sea level and links the Pacific port of Callao and the capital city of Lima with Huancayo and the mining town Cerro de Pasco.
Peru 1999, Ernest Malinowski (1818-1899).
Ernest Malinowski (Polish engineer) was the constructor of the Ferrocarril Central Andino in the Peruvian Andes.
The railway Lima-Huancanyo is crossing the Ticlio (also known as Abra de Anticona Pass 4'818 m)
A view towards the north-east (Nevado Anticona 5'150 m).
Peru 1974, Smelting factory in La Oroyo 3'745 m.
In La Oroyo, known as one of the world's worst polluted places, the Ferrocarril Central Andino splits into two branches: the southern branch goes to the city Huancayo, while the northern branch (previously a line operated by a mining company) goes to the mining town Cerro de Pasco.