A signboard near the station of Ticlio. The green sign says, in Spanish: "TICLIO - TOURISTIC PLACE / 4818 amsl / World's highest railroad crossing"
Ticlio (or Anticona) is a mountain pass and the highest point of the central road of Peru (km 120), in the Andean mountains, reaching 4,818 m, and a railway crossing loop on the Ferrocarril Central Andino (FCCA) in Peru whose main claim to fame is that it was the highest railway junction in the world.
It lies at km 171 just on the Pacific side of the Andes watershed. The 1,435 mm (4 ft 81⁄2 in) standard gauge line through the station was opened in 1893 and from 1921 it was the junction for the now-closed branch to Morococha. There are now no regular passenger services on the FCCA. On the approach to Ticlio eight tunnels were necessary in a stretch of less than two miles (3.2 km).