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CSX vs. Norfolk Southern: Which Railroad Stock is a Better Buy?

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While railroad stocks might seem boring, they can be strong investments. Many people are choosing to take trains to travel as dealing with airlines can be difficult. Plus, trains are still used to transport products. That's why investors should consider railroad stocks such as CSX (NASDAQ:CSX) and Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC). But which is a better buy? Read more to find out.Railroad stocks are often overlooked as they are relatively plain investments in an industry that might eventually be phased out. However, most industry experts insist rail service will be in use for the foreseeable future. Invest in the right rail stocks, and you could make money while diversifying your portfolio.

Though rail companies are rarely featured on CNBC and other investing media, plenty rake in the cash year after year. Part of the appeal of investing in rail stocks is the fact that there is less risk. Though the rails don't have as high of a ceiling as some other stocks, these companies have proven their business models work.

Let's shift our attention to two specific rail stocks every investor should consider adding to their portfolio. Those two companies are CSX (CSX) and Norfolk Southern (NSC). But which is a better buy?

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