Kansas City Southern (KSU -0.1%), Norfolk Southern (NSC -0.8%) and CSX (CSX -0.7%) report strong...

|About: Kansas City Southern (KSU)|By:, SA News Editor

Kansas City Southern (KSU -0.1%), Norfolk Southern (NSC -0.8%) and CSX (CSX -0.7%) report strong growth in auto shipments but weakness in coal hauling. "The big driver is lower natural gas," CSX says. "Utility coal will have a long term place in our energy supply. We think we're going to stabilize that decline [but] we're not counting on a big uptick."