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Regardless, there are two lines to Leningrad even if Moscow (but not Gorkiy) falls.
Askey's claim is there's only one single-track railway and that's just wrong.
The Soviets could move at least 30 trains each way per day per single-track line. At 500 tons per train that's 30,000 tons/day or enough for >100 divisions. So even given some traffic for Leningrad itself train capacity would not have impinged Soviet defense of Leningrad had Moscow fallen.
"The whole question of whether we win or lose the war depends on the Russians." - FDR, June 1942