U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (center) watches as a drone piloted by Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway’s Nolan Rubalcaba takes off near a seawall south of downtown Everett on Wednesday morning. BNSF has embraced drone technology and gone through steps to become approved by the FAA for use as a tool to help examine infrastructure and railways. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Inspecting rails: BNSF is 1 of 3 U.S. firms testing drones

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