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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.