This paper presents an efficient method for stress measurement propagation. Pulse-echo method are used as stress measurement method on railway wheels. Hard service conditions and brake failures can lead to dangerous stress on the railway wheels. Stress measurements so important for wheels. Especially wheel expose to severe drag braking conditions in freight service. Residual stresses can significantly reduce the engineering properties and fatigue life of materials such as railway components. The paper presents results of stress state investigation of ER7 steel. Finally, the article briefly discusses how to adopt the pulse-echo method to railway wheels. Reducing cost of residual stress measurement investigated.