Here's the image:
And here's what I can figure out (I line break how it does in the image, so it's easier to follow):
Version 2--it now makes more sense @@;
Dear Russel and Fletcher,
To travel faster and for yet greater
distances is surely (me?) of (___) (___) (___)
of humankind. The railway that was
created in Britain in the early nineteenth
century were a significant advance
toward the realization of (___)
for ship for (bicycle?) for automobiles
and for aeroplanes.
(___) (___) to (___) (___) ability
to exchange and to process large
amounts of information over a distance
(___) at (___).
It might not make a difference what it says overall, but it does seem to give hints to the alternate universe Ed's in now. If anyone else can figure out any words of the words I missed, or think something says something else, just point it out.