As far as I know it was last used in 9-53 to back in the two subway cars that had been displayed at the Canadian National Exhibition. They were towed up (by Peter Witt motors) from the CNE over city streets, then backed into the yard. One car, when being so-delivered, was delayed and the subway car sat in Lawton Loop off Yonge north of St Clair for the entire day!
Davisville was not a subway shop,
just a carhouse, and is referred to as such. Shop work, even on subway
cars, was done at Hillcrest, with cars being moved initially by rail when
necessary (which was seldom). Trucks were shopped using flatbed (road)
trucks. TTC did not have a true subway shop until Greenwood opened
Comments by John F. Bromley
Bill Vigrass collection