Browe, are you serious? This stock is up perhaps maybe 5% since 2008. That is less than a 1% annualized return. Granted, that is better than the market as a whole which is just now back to where it was in 2000 and 2008, but you can't seriously make money by buying and holding any more.
The S&P 500 just hit an all time high, but CSX is still quite a ways off from its all time high price.
We are seeing very little real growth in this country any more. The only growth we have is due to reduced value of the dollar and stock buy backs.
I would be a little concerned about CSX though. The valuation is pretty high. The economy is weakening and Crude Oil shipments will not keep growing at the rate they have been. Crude oil shipments have been the only thing making up for weakness in other areas. It isn't just weakness in coal. Metals, paper, etc. are all weak and it will probably get worse from here. You better hope crude oil shipments can keep growing at double digits or this could get ugly.