Yes, those are stainless dropouts. I normally don't use the stainless front dropouts but I got a request for them and it really is a nice touch. This frame will be good for load carrying as it has all the braze ons for front and rear racks as well as full fenders. The S&S couplers will be great for flying without having to pay top dollar for a boxed up bike.
The new Ritchey stem has an interesting handlebar clamp and three bolts to secure the stem to the steerer-something I haven't seen until now.
The larger 19 mm seat stays will be nice and stiff to hold up to the forces of the disc brake as well as the additional load of full touring gear.