Re: KCS #20820 and 20834 missing from 1949 ORER?
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If you are looking for the former Front Range 50' cars, they are still available, having been picked up years ago by Accurail. Yes, they acquired molded on ladders, brakes and hand grabs. The FR 40' cars were acquired by Red Caboose and those had new ladders and other details tooled for the post-acquisition RC releases, and are nicer than the original FR. Red Caboose did not engrave the details into the car body.
I find FR 50' cars at swap meets all the time and I am no longer looking for more, even as low priced as they are. Intermountain has lots of parts for the former Red Caboose ACF 40' box cars, enough for dozens of undec kits, though no word yet when they will address the former RC kits for release.