A railway from Juliaca (a station on the line from Mollendo to Puno) to Cuzco was virtually completed early in 1908.
Of its seaport Mollendo (107 m.
The city is provided with a tram line, and is connected with the coast at Mollendo (Islay) by a railway 107 m.
Of private lines, the estimated cost to be about £37,500,000-a sum far beyond the resources of the republic. The two transandean lines were the famous Oroya railway, running from Callao to Oroya (1893), which crosses the Western Cordillera at an elevation of 15,645 ft., and later on to Cerro de Pasco (1904), the Goillarisquisga coal mines (1904) and Hauri (1906); and the southern line from Mollendo to Lake Titicaca, which reached Arequipa in 1869, Puno in 1871 and Checcacupe (Cuzco branch) in 1906.
Paita, Eten, Pacasmayo, Salaverry, Callao, Pisco, Mollendo and Ilo, five of which are ports of call for foreign coasting steamers.
Mollendo is a shipping port for Bolivian exports sent over the railway from Puno.
It is traversed by an important railway line from Mollendo (Islay) to Puno, on Lake Titicaca, 325 m.
This line gives La Paz access to the Peruvian port of Mollendo, 496 m.
These figures, however, do not correctly represent the aggregates of Bolivian trade, as her imports and exports passing through Antofagasta, Arica and Mollendo are to a large extent credited to Chile and Peru.