Absolutely. TE is just an impressive and theoretical headline number. Always was, always will be. It simply takes no account of most key design elements. The distribution of adhesive weight is just one other factor. That last "-2" on a pacific will always render a 4-6-2 less surefooted than a 4-6-0 of slightly lower nominal TE. That's before you hit considerations such as a decent steam circuit (cough .... "Pendennis Castle"). How many promising looking designs were poor performers because they couldn't effectively use all that steam the poor old fireman shovelled himself to exhaustion to produce? As always, t'ain't just what you've got...... it's how you use it that counts!