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Thermometer stickers?

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I keep seeing these little thermometer stickers on the ceiling of subway cars and even on buses. Anybody know what they are? Is it the work of a vandal or are they actually MTA stickers.

My theory is that they are the work of environmental activists wanting to bring attention to the idea that riding public transportation is something people can do to help global warming.

What do you think?

Thermometer.jpg

 

 

(7)(7x)(E)

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Hello and welcome! It was slightly discussed here and the page after that one, but no definite answer on it was given. I've noticed them also but kept forgetting to post about it. Maybe we can get a definite answer here.

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As a regular rider of boh the (E) and (7)(7x) i am also extremely curious as to what the meaning of these are. They seem to only be located on the ceiling between the end and second(or middle on the (7)(7x)) doors.

 

- Andy

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I think it might be the work of a vandal because they style of it does not look like other (MTA) stickers around they system. There is a street sign near my house that has a black and white sticker of the old "Y" cut token that says "good for one fare" and I have seen it around the city and on the subway. I know that stickers are very popular with vandals especially in the Village. Plus using a computer you can make almost any kind of sticker.

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I think it might be the work of a vandal because they style of it does not look like other (MTA) stickers around they system. There is a street sign near my house that has a black and white sticker of the old "Y" cut token that says "good for one fare" and I have seen it around the city and on the subway. I know that stickers are very popular with vandals especially in the Village. Plus using a computer you can make almost any kind of sticker.

 

A vandel wouldn't put stickers on the ceilings if they were smart...they would put it on the windows, so when (MTA) tries to remove em, it leaves a bad mark where it was... (don't ask me how I know this...)

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Windows, doors, key holes, and just about any flat surface makes a good target. I only know cause I know a guy who knows a guy :cool:.

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I don't think i's the work of a vandal because it's on EVERY TRAIN I see...the (MTA) woulf do something about it by now if it was a vandal.

 

I first saw it on the R142A, so I thought it only went on the NTTs to identify HVAC units, but after seeing it on older cars where the HVAC is under the carbody, it's had me confused.

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IIRC it has to do with the location of certain equipment related to the HVAC but not the HVAC itself.

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Speaking of the HVAC, what is it?

 

 

Yeah I've seen plenty of them too. HVAC is the climate control unit and stands for Heating, Ventalation, and AC.

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Windows, doors, key holes, and just about any flat surface makes a good target. I only know cause I know a guy who knows a guy :cool:.

its not vandalism. its most likely official MTA stuff.

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its not vandalism. its most likely official MTA stuff.

 

In my lay-person opinion i say they are too exactly placed to be vandalism, as they seem to be in exactly the same spot in each car i've seen them in. Maybe they are markers for which cars have been inspected, or refrigerant changed or something.

 

- Andy

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its not vandalism. its most likely official MTA stuff.

I highly doubt this is the MTA doing this.

 

I think a move against global warming doing this. Thats how I see it.

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I highly doubt this is the MTA doing this.

 

I think a move against global warming doing this. Thats how I see it.

 

Global Warming??????? I don't know P, they are on too many trains for it to not be the MTA.

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Global Warming??????? I don't know P, they are on too many trains for it to not be the MTA.

 

Yea, that's what i was thinking too, in addition to the fact that they seem to be in exactly identical spots in every car you find them.

 

- Andy

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I'm pretty sure the builders or MTA are placing them stickers on them.

 

Like i said before, perhaps to mark cars with overhauled or serviced HVAC.

 

- Andy

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Ok, so I really found what they're for yesterday.

 

Its the MTA putting them there. Those stickers are for the mechanics when looking for the AC Units I believe.

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Ok, so I really found what they're for yesterday.

 

Its the MTA putting them there. Those stickers are for the mechanics when looking for the AC Units I believe.

 

:cool:

 

- Andy

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I have seen those stickers in every hybrid out of ENY, However I have never seen one on an RTS.

 

I knew it was somewhere else I had saw these. On the hybrids.

 

isn't taking the subway helping to stop global warming ?

 

I would think so.

 

Ok, so I really found what they're for yesterday.

 

Its the MTA putting them there. Those stickers are for the mechanics when looking for the AC Units I believe.

 

Are they on the older trains? I've only seen them on NTT's.

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they are going on all trains. ive seen them on every type of train ive been on for the last month or so! ive been on the A's 38's 42's ans 44's, the F's 32's and 46's, the E's 32's the C's 32's all the J's, L's, M's, Z's and all of teh IRT"S cars.

its to mark where the HVAC systems are.

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