Investopedia: September Rail Data - Coal Still Weak, Are Industrials Next?
With another month in the books, U.S. railroad traffic still seems to
fit and support a "cautiously optimistic" sort of outlook. Traffic
growth is absolutely down relative to the post-recession recovery, but
still continues to push in a positive direction. That said, data
pointing to a slowing U.S. economy have started worrying investors in
these stocks - while the Dow Jones U.S. Railroads Index is up more than
20% over the past year, September was a rough month.