Station Manager is one of three Spiele aus Timbuktu games with a common train theme, along with Crazy Race and Mogul. The boxes even fit together to make a common picture.
Business is thriving in the switching yard. Players load freight from around the world onto their trains to fulfill certain orders from businessmen. If you are successful you gain profit, but beware. If someone fulfills the same order later in the game, they can steal away your profit. As more and more trains leave the switching yard, the closer you get to the end of the game.