We drove from Austin, near the airport 30 miles to our land. This was long enough to think of exactly what we were going to do with these things when we got there. I figured that I would back up the truck and just shove them off the bed of the truck. Pull forward, and repeat 3 more times. Leaving a total of 4 piles of 3 ties each. Then when the container arrived we would stack them in the method I described before and it would be easy. Then I realized when I started trying to unload them... Yep, this was not going to be EASY. They were heavy. Sliding them was hard, getting your fingers underneath them was hard. Especially with thick leather gloves for working on stuff like this. We were able to get the 4 piles of three railroad ties each, however, when the truck got there, it was not exactly that smooth.