Distance from Peterborough: 57½ kms, 35¾ miles
Manned station on the Port Pirie-Broken Hill Line .
Station, crossing and goods loops with a stockyard siding, a loco water/coaling facility and a turning WYE.
Paratoo was the only location on the line with a dedicated signal box.
Broken Hill is 236km (147mi) to the North-East.
After the conversion of the line to standard gauge (4ft8½in - 1435mm) during 1969-1970, all loops, sidings and facilities were removed. There is now little visible evidence of Paratoo's original role or importance.