January 9, 1949
Dear Mr. Blosser:
Thank you very much for the calendars. They cheer me up every time I look at them.
No, I have no complaint about having been interrupted to write the screen version of THE FOUNTAINHEAD. But I thought that New York Central might complain that a year has passed, and I have not produced my railroad novel yet. I did not want you to think that you had wasted all the diesel units of the Twentieth-Century on a lazy author. However, I am sure you won’t think it was wasted when you see the result, even though it does take me a long time.
I would be delighted to take you up, gratefully, on your offer to “turn loose” one of your operating people on my script to check it for technical accuracy. I am not ready for that yet, but when I finish the novel I will come to New York with it and then I will have to have it checked by real railroad men.
With best regards from my husband and myself,